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Image of Argythamnia tricuspidata (Ventosilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Argythamnia tricuspidata

VII Region, Las Placetas, Chile
Altitude: 700-900 m. 01 08, 2009

 

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Species:  Argythamnia tricuspidata (Lam.) Mäll
Family:  Euphorbiaceae Identification OK   
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Chilean Name:  Ventosilla
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Record:  1435
About 6 Argythamnia in Chile and 3 in our data base.
About 41 Euphorbiaceae in Chile and 17 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).     In deep shadow. Deep ravines facing south with additional shadow from trees, or where there is a very dense vegetation cover which gives 80 - 100 % shadow (for instance, the Valdivian forests)     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
Low altitude, interior valleys
White, without information on the number of petals      Shrub     

Endemic    Very Rare

Height: 60 cm.

No ornamental value (C)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Argythamnia tricuspidata (Ventosilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Argythamnia tricuspidata

VII Region, Las Placetas, Chile
Altitude: 700-900 m. 01 08, 2009

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: White, without information on the number of petals

Height: 60 cm.

 

Image of Argythamnia tricuspidata (Ventosilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Argythamnia tricuspidata

VII Region, Las Placetas, Chile
Altitude: 700-900 m. 01 08, 2009

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Low altitude, interior valleys

 

Watering conditions:

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

 

Light conditions:

In deep shadow. Deep ravines facing south with additional shadow from trees, or where there is a very dense vegetation cover which gives 80 - 100 % shadow (for instance, the Valdivian forests)

 

Image of Argythamnia tricuspidata (Ventosilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Argythamnia tricuspidata

VII Region, Las Placetas, Chile
Altitude: 700-900 m. 01 08, 2009

 

USES

No ornamental value (C)

 

 

 

 

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 Euphorbiaceae family in our data base:

Argythamnia berteroana (Ventosilla)

Argythamnia canescens (ventosilla)

Argythamnia tricuspidata (Ventosilla)

Colliguaja integerrima (Colliguaya / Coliguay)

Colliguaja odorifera (Colliguay)

Colliguaja salicifolia (Colliguay / Colihuai)

Croton chilensis

Euphorbia collina (Pichoga)

Euphorbia helioscopia (Pichoa / Pichoga)

Euphorbia lactiflua (Lechero)

Euphorbia peplus (Pichoa / Pichoga / Mariquita)

Euphorbia platyphyllos (Pichoga / Pichoa)

Euphorbia portulacoides (Pichoa grande)

Euphorbia pulcherrima (Corona del inca / Poinsettia / Flor de Pascua / Flor de navidad / Nochebuena)

Euphorbia sp. #1352

Euphorbia thinophila

Ricinus communis (Ricino / Palma christi / Higuerilla)

Unidentified Plant sp. #2341

 

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