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III Region, Chañaral, Chile
Altitude: 10 m. 11 02, 2008

 

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Species:  Caesalpinia gilliesii (Wallich ex Hook.) Wallich ex D. Dietr.
Family:  Capparaceae Identification OK   
Order: 
Chilean Name: 
English Name:  Yellow Bird of Paradise/ Yellow dwarf poinciana/Bird of Paradise Bush/Desert Bird of Paradise
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  1246
About 5 Caesalpinia in Chile and 4 in our data base.
About 3 Capparaceae in Chile and 2 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.     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.   Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Yellow, without information on the number of petals      Shrub     

Foreign    Not Frequent

Height: 4 m.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Caesalpinia gilliesii (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Caesalpinia gilliesii

III Region, Chañaral, Chile
Altitude: 10 m. 11 02, 2008

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Yellow, without information on the number of petals

Height: 4 m.

 

Image of Caesalpinia gilliesii (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Caesalpinia gilliesii

III Region, Chañaral, Chile
Altitude: 10 m. 11 02, 2008

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

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.
Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

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

 

Image of Caesalpinia gilliesii (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Caesalpinia gilliesii

III Region, Chañaral, Chile
Altitude: 10 m. 11 02, 2008

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

 

 

 

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 Capparaceae family in our data base:

Caesalpinia gilliesii

Cleome chilensis

 

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