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VI Region, Ruta 5 Norte, km. 236, Chile
Altitude: 100 m. 11 06, 2007

 

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Species:  Malva nicaensis
Family:  Malvaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Malvales
Chilean Name:  Malva silvestre
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Record:  1126
About 2 Malva in Chile and 2 in our data base.
About 86 Malvaceae in Chile and 43 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 9.  The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.   Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.     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.   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Blue, 5 petals      Perennial     

Foreign    Frequent

Height: 50 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Blue, 5 petals

Height: 50 cm.

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

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.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 9. The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Andeimalva chilensis

Corynabutilon ceratocarpum (Malva de cordillera)

Corynabutilon viride (Huella)

Corynabutilon vitifolium (Huella)

Cristaria

Cristaria #1218

Cristaria adenophora

Cristaria andicola

Cristaria cordatorotundifolia

Cristaria dissecta

Cristaria glaucophylla

Cristaria gracilis (Malvilla)

Cristaria integerrima

Cristaria integerrima var. integerrima

Cristaria molinae

Cristaria sp. #1240

Cristaria sp. #1241

Cristaria sp. #1242

Cristaria sp. #1243

Cristaria sp. #1244

Cristaria sp. #1245

Cristaria sp. #1446

Cristaria sp. #1611

Cristaria sp.

Cristaria viridiluteola var. pinnata

Malva assurgentiflora (Malvaloca / Malvavisca)

Malva nicaensis (Malva silvestre)

Malvaceae sp. #1841

Malvaceae sp. #1894

Malvella leprosa

Nototriche compacta

Nototriche estipulata

Nototriche rugosa

Nototriche sp. #1299

Nototriche sp. #1985

Nototriche turritella

Palaua concinna

Sphaeralcea obtusiloba

Tarasa humilis

Tarasa operculata

Unidentified Plant sp. #2366

 

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