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Image of Cistanthe sp. #1247

IV Region, Los Morros, Chile
Altitude: 700-1900 m. 10 24, 2008

 

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Species:  Cistanthe sp. #1247
Family:  Portulacaceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
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Record:  1247
About 20 Cistanthe in Chile and 20 in our data base.
About 62 Portulacaceae in Chile and 62 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.     Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
   Perennial     

    Not Frequent

Height: 30 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Cistanthe sp.   #1247 (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cistanthe sp. #1247

IV Region, Los Morros, Chile
Altitude: 700-1900 m. 10 24, 2008

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Height: 30 cm.

 

Image of Cistanthe sp.   #1247 (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cistanthe sp. #1247

IV Region, Los Morros, Chile
Altitude: 700-1900 m. 10 24, 2008

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line

 

Watering conditions:

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 Cistanthe sp.   #1247 (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cistanthe sp. #1247

IV Region, Los Morros, Chile
Altitude: 700-1900 m. 10 24, 2008

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Cistanthe sp.   #1247 (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cistanthe sp. #1247

IV Region, Los Morros, Chile
Altitude: 700-1900 m. 10 24, 2008

 

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 Portulacaceae family in our data base:

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Calandrinia littoralis

Calandrinia sp. #1138

Calandrinia sp. #1171

Calandrinia sp. #1190

Calandrinia sp. #1212

Calandrinia sp. #1214

Calandrinia sp. #1216

Calandrinia sp. #1452

Calandrinia sp. #1613

Calandrinia sp. #1667

Calandrinia sp. 1019 #1019

Calandrinia taltalensis

Cistanthe amaranthoides

Cistanthe aranciona

Cistanthe arenaria

Cistanthe celosioides

Cistanthe frigida

Cistanthe grandiflora

Cistanthe grandiflora (Doquilla / Pata de guanaco)

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Cistanthe longiscapa

Cistanthe picta

Cistanthe salsoloides

Cistanthe sp. #2737

Cistanthe sp. #1173

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Cistanthe sp. #1195

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