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Image of Euphorbia thinophila

III Region, Parque Nacional Llanos de Challe, Chile
Altitude: 20 m. 09 17, 2006

 

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Species:  Euphorbia thinophila Phil
Family:  Euphorbiaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Euphorbiales
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Record:  1602
About 26 Euphorbia in Chile and 10 in our data base.
About 41 Euphorbiaceae in Chile and 17 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   POISONOUS Plant   
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.   Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Blue, 5 petals        

    Not Frequent

Height: 15 cm.

No ornamental value (C)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Euphorbia thinophila (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Euphorbia thinophila

III Region, Parque Nacional Llanos de Challe, Chile
Altitude: 20 m. 09 17, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Flower: Blue, 5 petals

Height: 15 cm.

 

Image of Euphorbia thinophila (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Euphorbia thinophila

III Region, Parque Nacional Llanos de Challe, Chile
Altitude: 20 m. 09 17, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.
Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

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

 

Image of Euphorbia thinophila (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Euphorbia thinophila

III Region, Parque Nacional Llanos de Challe, Chile
Altitude: 20 m. 09 17, 2006

 

USES

No ornamental value (C)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal
POISONOUS Plant

 

 

 

Image of Euphorbia thinophila (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Euphorbia thinophila

III Region, Parque Nacional Llanos de Challe, Chile
Altitude: 20 m. 09 17, 2006

 

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 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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