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XII Region, Laguna Parillar, Chile
Altitude: 0-150 m. 01 01, 1995

 

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Species:  Lepidothamnus fonkii Phil.
Family:  Podocarpaceae Identification doubtful, we are going to check it in the near future. Certainty 80 %.   
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Record:  2251
About 1 Lepidothamnus in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 5 Podocarpaceae 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 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.   Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.     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.   
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
   Shrub     

    Rare

Height: 40 cm.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Lepidothamnus fonkii (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lepidothamnus fonkii

XII Region, Laguna Parillar, Chile
Altitude: 0-150 m. 01 01, 1995

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Height: 40 cm.

 

Image of Lepidothamnus fonkii (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lepidothamnus fonkii

XII Region, Laguna Parillar, Chile
Altitude: 0-150 m. 01 01, 1995

 

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:

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.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Lepidothamnus fonkii (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lepidothamnus fonkii

XII Region, Laguna Parillar, Chile
Altitude: 0-150 m. 01 01, 1995

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Lepidothamnus fonkii (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lepidothamnus fonkii

XII Region, Laguna Parillar, Chile
Altitude: 0-150 m. 01 01, 1995

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Lepidothamnus fonkii

Podocarpus nubigenus (Mañío macho / Mañío de hojas punzantes)

Podocarpus saligna (Mañío de hojas largas / Mañiú)

Prumnopitys andina (Lleuque / Uva de cordillera)

Saxegothaea conspicua (Mañío hembra / Mañío de hojas cortas)

 

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