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Image of Cyperus difformis (Cortadera / Lleivun). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cyperus difformis

VII Region, Curico, Chile
Altitude: 150 m. 04 11, 2009

 

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Species:  Cyperus difformis L.
Family:  Cyperaceae Identification doubtful, we are going to check it in the near future. Certainty 80 %.   
Order: 
Chilean Name:  Cortadera , Lleivun
English Name:  Smallflower flatsedge/Umbella plant
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  1836
About 20 Cyperus in Chile and 3 in our data base.
About 161 Cyperaceae in Chile and 20 in our data base.

 

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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).     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).   
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
   Annual     

Foreign    Frequent

Height: 40 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Cyperus difformis (Cortadera / Lleivun). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cyperus difformis

VII Region, Curico, Chile
Altitude: 150 m. 04 11, 2009

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Annual

Height: 40 cm.

 

Image of Cyperus difformis (Cortadera / Lleivun). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cyperus difformis

VII Region, Curico, Chile
Altitude: 150 m. 04 11, 2009

 

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:

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 Cyperus difformis (Cortadera / Lleivun). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cyperus difformis

VII Region, Curico, Chile
Altitude: 150 m. 04 11, 2009

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

Useful properties:

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Image of Cyperus difformis (Cortadera / Lleivun). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cyperus difformis

VII Region, Curico, Chile
Altitude: 150 m. 04 11, 2009

 

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 photos (1) of Cyperus difformis L. available here

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

Carex gayana

Carex gayana

Carex pseudocyperus

Carex sp. #K7377

Carex sp. #1531

Carex sp. #1539

Carex sp. #1545

Carex sp. #1861

Carex sp. #1426

Carex sp. #1945

Cyperaceae sp. #1874

Cyperus difformis (Cortadera / Lleivun)

Cyperus eragrostis (Cortadera / Lleivun)

Cyperus sp. #1925

Uncinia erinacea (Quinquina / Cortadera)

Uncinia multifaria

Uncinia sp. #1526

Uncinia sp. #1527

Uncinia sp. #1665

 

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