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Image of Alstroemeria philippii var. albicans (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Alstroemeria philippii var. albicans

IV Region, Caleta Sarco, Chile
Altitude: 100 m. 09 16, 2008

 

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Species:  Alstroemeria philippii Baker var. albicans M.Muñoz
Family:  Alstroemeriaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Liliales
Chilean Name: 
English Name:  Inca Lily
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  1146
About 58 Alstroemeria in Chile and 39 in our data base.
About 63 Alstroemeriaceae in Chile and 41 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.     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
White, 6 petals      Perennial     

Endemic    Rare

Height: 60 cm.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Alstroemeria philippii var. albicans (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Alstroemeria philippii var. albicans

IV Region, Caleta Sarco, Chile
Altitude: 100 m. 09 16, 2008

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: White, 6 petals

Height: 60 cm.

 

Image of Alstroemeria philippii var. albicans (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Alstroemeria philippii var. albicans

IV Region, Caleta Sarco, Chile
Altitude: 100 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:

Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).

 

Image of Alstroemeria philippii var. albicans (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Alstroemeria philippii var. albicans

IV Region, Caleta Sarco, Chile
Altitude: 100 m. 09 16, 2008

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

 

 

 

Image of Alstroemeria philippii var. albicans (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Alstroemeria philippii var. albicans

IV Region, Caleta Sarco, Chile
Altitude: 100 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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Alstroemeria graminea

Alstroemeria hookeri ssp. recumbens

Alstroemeria kingii

Alstroemeria leporina

Alstroemeria ligtu ssp. incarnata

Alstroemeria ligtu ssp. ligtu (Liuto)

Alstroemeria ligtu ssp. simsii (Flor del gallo)

Alstroemeria magnifica ssp. magnifica

Alstroemeria magnifica ssp. magnifica (Mariposa del campo / Lirio del campo)

Alstroemeria magnifica var. sierrae

Alstroemeria magnifica ssp. magenta (Alstroemeria)

Alstroemeria magnifica var. tofoensis

Alstroemeria pallida

Alstroemeria pelegrina (Pelegrina / Mariposa de Los Molles)

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Alstroemeria presliana ssp. australis

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Alstroemeria pseudospatulata (Repollito amarillo)

Alstroemeria pulchra ssp. pulchra (Flor de Aguila / Flor de San Martin / Mariposa del Campo)

Alstroemeria pulchra var. maxima

Alstroemeria revoluta (Alstroemeria)

Alstroemeria schizanthoides var. schizanthoides

Alstroemeria sp. #1434

Alstroemeria spathulata

Alstroemeria umbellata (Lirio de cordillera rosado)

Alstroemeria versicolor

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Alstroemeria werdermannii

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Leontochir ovallei (01-12-2008)

 

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