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XV Region, Chungara, Chile
Altitude: 4300-4600 m. 06 17, 2009

 

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Species:  Oxychloe andina Phil.
Family:  Juncaceae Identification OK   
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Record:  2067
About 2 Oxychloe in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 35 Juncaceae in Chile and 10 in our data base.

 

Edible plant   Fodder 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 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores.   
High altitude close to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
   Perennial     

Native    Very Frequent

Height: 5 cm.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Oxychloe andina (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Oxychloe andina

XV Region, Chungara, Chile
Altitude: 4300-4600 m. 06 17, 2009

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Height: 5 cm.

 

Image of Oxychloe andina (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Oxychloe andina

XV Region, Chungara, Chile
Altitude: 4300-4600 m. 06 17, 2009

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line

 

Watering conditions:

The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores.

 

Light conditions:

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

 

Image of Oxychloe andina (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Oxychloe andina

I Region, Chusmiza-Colchane, Chile
Altitude: 3500-4300 m. 06 20, 2009

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

Useful properties:

Edible plant
Fodder plant

 

 

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Juncaceae sp. #1872

Juncaceae sp. #1876

Juncus bufonius

Juncus sp. #1508

Marsippospermum grandiflorum (Junco de Magallanes)

Oxychloe andina

Patosia clandestina

Unidentified Plant sp. #2752

 

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