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Image of Alternanthera halimifolia (Diamante). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Alternanthera halimifolia

III Region, Aguada de Tongoy, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 11 19, 2008

 

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Species:  Alternanthera halimifolia (Lam.) Standl
Family:  Amaranthaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Caryophyllales
Chilean Name:  Diamante
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  1194
About 3 Alternanthera in Chile and 2 in our data base.
About 11 Amaranthaceae in Chile and 4 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.     Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.   Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).     Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.   
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
White, without information on the number of petals      Shrub     

    Frequent

Height: 30 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Alternanthera halimifolia (Diamante). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Alternanthera halimifolia

III Region, Aguada de Tongoy, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 11 19, 2008

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: White, without information on the number of petals

Height: 30 cm.

 

Image of Alternanthera halimifolia (Diamante). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Alternanthera halimifolia

III Region, Aguada de Tongoy, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 11 19, 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.

 

Light conditions:

Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.
Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).

 

Image of Alternanthera halimifolia (Diamante). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Alternanthera halimifolia

III Region, Aguada de Tongoy, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 11 19, 2008

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Alternanthera halimifolia (Diamante). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Alternanthera halimifolia

III Region, Aguada de Tongoy, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 11 19, 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 (3) of Alternanthera halimifolia (Lam.) Standl available here

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

Alternanthera halimifolia (Diamante)

Alternanthera junciflora (Rubí)

Amaranthus retroflexus (Moco de Pavo / Bledo / Penacho)

Amaranthus sp. #1812

 

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