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

 

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Species:  Phacelia setigera Gris. ex Wedd.
Family:  Hydrophyllaceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
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Record:  2068
About 9 Phacelia in Chile and 5 in our data base.
About 13 Hydrophyllaceae in Chile and 5 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).     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.   Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Blue, 5 petals      Perennial     

Native    Very Frequent

Height: 40 cm.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Phacelia setigera (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Phacelia setigera

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

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Blue, 5 petals

Height: 40 cm.

 

Image of Phacelia setigera (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Phacelia setigera

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:

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.
Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

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

 

Image of Phacelia setigera (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Phacelia setigera

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

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Phacelia setigera (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Phacelia setigera

I Region, Chusmiza, Chile
Altitude: 2900-3200 m. 06 20, 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 Phacelia setigera Gris. ex Wedd. available here

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

Phacelia brachyanta (Cuncuna / Té de burro.)

Phacelia cumingii

Phacelia secunda (Flor de la cuncuna)

Phacelia setigera

Phacelia setigera

 

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