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VII Region, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 2700 m. 02 28, 2007

 

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Species:  Calandrinia caespitosa Gillies ex. Arn.
Family:  Portulacaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Caryophyllales
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Record:  1342
About 16 Calandrinia in Chile and 16 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 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Yellow, 5 petals      Perennial     

Native    Not Frequent

Height: 8 cm.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Calandrinia caespitosa (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Calandrinia caespitosa

VII Region, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 2700 m. 02 28, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Yellow, 5 petals

Height: 8 cm.

 

Image of Calandrinia caespitosa (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Calandrinia caespitosa

Region Metropolitana, Valle Nevado, Chile
Altitude: 3000-3800 m. 01 20, 2010

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

Light conditions:

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

 

Image of Calandrinia caespitosa (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Calandrinia caespitosa

Region Metropolitana, Valle Nevado, Chile
Altitude: 3000-3800 m. 01 20, 2010

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Calandrinia caespitosa (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Calandrinia caespitosa

VII Region, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 2700 m. 02 28, 2007

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (18) of Calandrinia caespitosa Gillies ex. Arn. available here

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