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Image of Acaena splendens (Abrojo / Cadillo / Choncli / Amor seco / Cepacaballo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Acaena splendens

VII Region, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 2200 m. 02 28, 2007

 

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Species:  Acaena splendens Hook & Arn.
Family:  Rosaceae Identification OK   
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Chilean Name:  Abrojo , Cadillo , Choncli , Amor seco , Cepacaballo
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Record:  1022
About 20 Acaena in Chile and 11 in our data base.
About 46 Rosaceae in Chile and 28 in our data base.

 

1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.   Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
High altitude close to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
   Perennial     

    Frequent

Height: 45 cm.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Acaena splendens (Abrojo / Cadillo / Choncli / Amor seco / Cepacaballo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Acaena splendens

VII Region, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 2200 m. 02 28, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Height: 45 cm.

 

Image of Acaena splendens (Abrojo / Cadillo / Choncli / Amor seco / Cepacaballo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Acaena splendens

VII Region, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 2200 m. 02 28, 2007

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line

 

Watering conditions:

Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.
Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.

 

Image of Acaena splendens (Abrojo / Cadillo / Choncli / Amor seco / Cepacaballo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Acaena splendens

VII Region, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 2200 m. 02 28, 2007

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Acaena splendens (Abrojo / Cadillo / Choncli / Amor seco / Cepacaballo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Acaena splendens

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 1300-2100 m. 02 09, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (14) of Acaena splendens Hook & Arn. available here

More species from the same Rosaceae family in our data base:

Acaena alpina (Cepacaballo / Cadillo)

Acaena antarctica

Acaena argentea (Cadillo / Trun / Amor seco / Zarzaparrilla / Proquín)

Acaena caespitosa

Acaena integerrima

Acaena leptacantha (Pimpinela)

Acaena magellanica

Acaena ovalifolia

Acaena pinnatifida (Pimpinela cimarrona / Abrojo)

Acaena sericea

Acaena splendens (Abrojo / Cadillo / Choncli / Amor seco / Cepacaballo)

Aphanes sp. #2312

Crataegus monogyna (Crategus / Peumo alemán / Peumo extranjero)

Fragaria chiloensis (Frutilla silvestre)

Geum magellanicum (Hierba del clavo)

Kageneckia angustifolia (Frangel / Olivillo de cordillera)

Kageneckia oblonga (Bollén)

Margyricarpus pinnatus (Hierba de la perlilla)

Polylepis rugulosa

Polylepis tarapacana

Potentilla sp. #2357

Pyracantha sp. #2361

Quillaja saponaria (Quillay)

Rosa moschata (Rosa mosqueta / Mosqueta / Rosa silvestre)

Rubus geoides (Miñe-miñe)

Rubus ulmifolius (Zarzamora / Mora)

Tetraglochin alatum (Horizonte / Caulia)

Tetraglochin cristata (Horzonte/añaguaya)

 

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