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III Region, Canto de Agua, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 09 17, 2008

 

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Species:  Tetragonia angustifolia
Family:  Aizoaceae Identification doubtful, we are going to check it in the near future. Certainty 80 %.   
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Record:  1256
About 9 Tetragonia in Chile and 4 in our data base.
About 13 Aizoaceae in Chile and 6 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.   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Yellow, 4 petals      Shrub     

    Frequent

Height: 50 cm.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Tetragonia angustifolia (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tetragonia angustifolia

III Region, Canto de Agua, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 09 17, 2008

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Yellow, 4 petals

Height: 50 cm.

 

Image of Tetragonia angustifolia (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tetragonia angustifolia

III Region, Canto de Agua, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 09 17, 2008

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
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 Tetragonia angustifolia (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tetragonia angustifolia

III Region, Canto de Agua, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 09 17, 2008

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Tetragonia angustifolia (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tetragonia angustifolia

III Region, Canto de Agua, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 09 17, 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 (4) of Tetragonia angustifolia available here

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

Carpobrotus aequilaterus (Doca / Frutilla del mar)

Galenia secunda

Mesembryanthemum crystallinum

Tetragonia angustifolia

Tetragonia maritima (Aguanosa)

Tetragonia ovata

Tetragonia pedunculata (Pasto guanoso / Aguanosa / Escarcha)

 

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