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

 

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Species:  Galium trichocarpum DC.
Family:  Rubiaceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
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Record:  1128
About 22 Galium in Chile and 7 in our data base.
About 36 Rubiaceae in Chile and 16 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 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
White, 4 petals      Shrub     

Endemic    Not Frequent

Height: 50 cm.

No ornamental value (C)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Galium trichocarpum (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Galium trichocarpum

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

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: White, 4 petals

Height: 50 cm.

 

Image of Galium trichocarpum (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Galium trichocarpum

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

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys

 

Watering conditions:

Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.
Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

Light conditions:

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

 

Image of Galium trichocarpum (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Galium trichocarpum

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

 

USES

No ornamental value (C)

 

 

 

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Cruckshanksia hymenodon var. hymenodon

Cruckshanksia hymenodon

Cruckshanksia montiana

Cruckshanksia pumila

Cruckshanksia sp. #1346

Galium aparine (lengua de gato)

Galium eriocapium

Galium eriocarpum

Galium hypocarpium (Relbún)

Galium sp. #1345

Galium sp. #2363

Galium trichocarpum

Nertera granadensis (Rucachucao / Coralito / Quelligüenchucaou)

Oreopolus glacialis (Oreopolo)

Oreopolus palmae

Oreopolus sp. #1415

Sherardia arvensis

 

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