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XV Region, Putre, Chile
Altitude: 2200-3000 m. 06 15, 2009

 

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Species:  Atriplex imbricata (Moq.) D. Dietr.
Family:  Chenopodiaceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
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Record:  1964
About 21 Atriplex in Chile and 4 in our data base.
About 49 Chenopodiaceae in Chile and 14 in our data base.

 

Edible 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.     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
   Shrub     

Endemic    Very Frequent

Height: 50 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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Image of Atriplex imbricata (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Atriplex imbricata

XV Region, Putre, Chile
Altitude: 2200-3000 m. 06 15, 2009

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Height: 50 cm.

 

Image of Atriplex imbricata (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Atriplex imbricata

XV Region, Putre, Chile
Altitude: 2200-3000 m. 06 15, 2009

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys

 

Watering conditions:

Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.

 

Light conditions:

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

 

Image of Atriplex imbricata (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Atriplex imbricata

XV Region, Putre, Chile
Altitude: 2200-3000 m. 06 15, 2009

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

Useful properties:

Edible plant

 

 

 

Image of Atriplex imbricata (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Atriplex imbricata

XV Region, Putre, Chile
Altitude: 2200-3000 m. 06 15, 2009

 

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 Chenopodiaceae family in our data base:

Atriplex imbricata

Atriplex sp. #1512

Atriplex sp. #1608

Atriplex sp. #1780

Chenopodium ambrosioides (Paico / Pichan / Pichen)

Chenopodium chilense

Chenopodium multifidum (chenopodium)

Chenopodium petiolare

Chenopodium sp. #1504

Chenopodium sp. #1506

Chenopodium vulvaria (chenopodium)

Sarcocornia fruticosa

Sarcocornia pulvinata

Suaeda foliosa

 

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