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VII Region, Las Placetas, Chile
Altitude: 400-700 m. 10 23, 2007

 

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Species:  Anemone moorei Espinosa
Family:  Ranunculaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Ranunculales
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Record:  2289
About 9 Anemone in Chile and 4 in our data base.
About 47 Ranunculaceae in Chile and 16 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).     In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.   In deep shadow. Deep ravines facing south with additional shadow from trees, or where there is a very dense vegetation cover which gives 80 - 100 % shadow (for instance, the Valdivian forests)     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
White, 5 petals   White, 6 petals      Shrub     

Endemic    Very Rare

Height: 50 cm.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

This is one of the most rare plants in Chile. Currently, it is known to grow in one very restricted area with two locations. It has beautiful and big white flowers and grows like a small shrub. We have not tried out this plant yet, but it appears that it would need rich organic, somewhat acid soil, a lot of shade, quite a bit of watering, and frost and occasional snowfall seems not to be a problem.

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Image of Anemone moorei

VII Region, Vilches Alto, El Morillo, Chile
Altitude: 1000-2000 m. 01 29, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: White, 5 petals
White, 6 petals

Height: 50 cm.

 

Image of Anemone moorei (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Anemone moorei

VII Region, Vilches Alto, El Morillo, Chile
Altitude: 1000-2000 m. 01 29, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

Light conditions:

In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.
In deep shadow. Deep ravines facing south with additional shadow from trees, or where there is a very dense vegetation cover which gives 80 - 100 % shadow (for instance, the Valdivian forests)

 

This plant is known to grow only in one very restricted area near Vilches. According to Flora de Chile, p. 44. the location is given as latitude 35º36', at 500 m. above sea level; in oral communication prof. José San Martin indicated us that they are aware of only one location, but at an elevation of about 1000 m. close to Hotel Quemado. Independently in January 2006 we have discovered another location not far from that site at El Morillo Private Park, also at an altitude of 1000 m. (this location is about 4 km. away from the site of Hotel Quemado.) The plant prefers rather shady areas according to University of Talca, i

Image of Anemone moorei (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Anemone moorei

VII Region, Vilches Alto, El Morillo, Chile
Altitude: 1000-2000 m. 01 29, 2006

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

 

 

 

It has a great potential as an ornamnetal plant due to its beautiful and big flowers and rather strange-looking coriaceous leaves.

Image of Anemone moorei (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Anemone moorei

VII Region, Vilches Alto, El Morillo, Chile
Altitude: 1000-2000 m. 01 29, 2006

 

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 (13) of Anemone moorei Espinosa available here

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

Anemone decapetala var. foliolosa (Centella)

Anemone moorei

Anemone multifida

Anemone rigida

Barneoudia chilensis

Barneoudia major var. major

Caltha appendiculata

Caltha sagittata (Maillico)

Clematis sp. #1036

Ranunculus cymbalaria (Oreja de gato / Botón de oro)

Ranunculus muricatus (Botón de oro / Ensalada de ranas / Pata de gallo)

Ranunculus peduncularis var. peduncularis

Ranunculus peduncularis var. erodiifolius (Botón de oro / Centella)

Ranunculus repens

Ranunculus sp. 1765 #1765

Ranunculus uniflorus

 

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