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Altitude: m. 10 12, 2009

 

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Species:  Epipetrum humile (Bert. ex Colla) Phil.
Family:  Dioscoreaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
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Record:  2155
About 1 Epipetrum in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 37 Dioscoreaceae in Chile and 15 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).     Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.   In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
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
   Perennial   Creeping Plant     

    Not Frequent

Height: 5 cm.

No ornamental value (C)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Epipetrum humile (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Epipetrum humile

, Chile
Altitude: m. 10 12, 2009

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial
Creeping Plant

Height: 5 cm.

 

Image of Epipetrum humile (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Epipetrum humile

, Chile
Altitude: m. 10 12, 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:

Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.
In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.

 

Image of Epipetrum humile (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Epipetrum humile

, Chile
Altitude: m. 10 12, 2009

 

USES

No ornamental value (C)

 

 

 

 

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 species from the same Dioscoreaceae family in our data base:

Dioscorea (small flower, climber)

Dioscorea brachybotrya (Papa cimarrona / Jaboncillo)

Dioscorea bryoniifolia (Camisilla)

Dioscorea fastigiata

Dioscorea humifusa (huanqui)

Dioscorea parviflora

Dioscorea saxatilis (Jabón del monte)

Dioscorea sp. #1217

Dioscorea sp. #1484

Dioscorea sp. #1498

Dioscorea sp. #1500

Dioscorea sp. #1534

Dioscorea sp.

Dioscorea volckmannii (Jabón del monte)

Epipetrum humile

 

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