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IV Region, Caleta Sarco, Chile
Altitude: 50 m. 09 16, 2008

 

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Species:  Dioscorea fastigiata Gay
Family:  Dioscoreaceae Identification OK   
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Record:  1139
About 36 Dioscorea in Chile and 14 in our data base.
About 37 Dioscoreaceae in Chile and 15 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 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.   Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).     Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.   Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.   
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Green, 6 petals      Creeping Plant     

Endemic    Frequent

Height: 5 cm.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Dioscorea fastigiata (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Dioscorea fastigiata

IV Region, Choros Bajos, Chile
Altitude: 10 m. 09 16, 2008

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Creeping Plant

Flower: Green, 6 petals

Height: 5 cm.

 

Image of Dioscorea fastigiata (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Dioscorea fastigiata

IV Region, Choros Bajos, Chile
Altitude: 10 m. 09 16, 2008

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.
Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).

 

Image of Dioscorea fastigiata (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Dioscorea fastigiata

IV Region, Choros Bajos, Chile
Altitude: 10 m. 09 16, 2008

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Dioscorea fastigiata (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Dioscorea fastigiata

IV Region, Choros Bajos, Chile
Altitude: 10 m. 09 16, 2008

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (6) of Dioscorea fastigiata Gay available here

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

Dioscorea (small flower, climber)

Dioscorea brachybotrya (Papa cimarrona / Jaboncillo)

Dioscorea bryoniifolia (Camisilla)

Dioscorea fastigiata

Dioscorea humifusa (huanqui)

Dioscorea parviflora

Dioscorea saxatilis (Jabón del monte)

Dioscorea sp. #1217

Dioscorea sp. #1484

Dioscorea sp. #1498

Dioscorea sp. #1500

Dioscorea sp. #1534

Dioscorea sp.

Dioscorea volckmannii (Jabón del monte)

Epipetrum humile

 

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