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IV Region, Chorros Bajos, Chile
Altitude: 0 m. 10 25, 2008



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Species:  Zephyra compacta C.Ehrhart
Family:  Tecophilaeaceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
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Record:  1375
About 2 Zephyra in Chile and 2 in our data base.
About 10 Tecophilaeaceae in Chile and 10 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.     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, 5 petals      Perennial   Bulb Plant     

Endemic    Not Frequent

Height: 8 cm.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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Plant type: Perennial
Bulb Plant

Flower: White, 5 petals

Height: 8 cm.



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:

Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).



Excellent ornamental value (A +)







This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.








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

Conanthera bifolia (Pajarito del campo / Flor de la viuda)

Conanthera campanulata

Conanthera parvula

Conanthera sp.

Conanthera trimaculata (Pajarito del campo)

Conanthera urceolata

Tecophilaea violiflora

Tecophilaea violiflora

Zephyra compacta

Zephyra elegans


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