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Image of Cissarobryon elegans

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, VII, Chile
Altitude: 900-1200 m. 10 21, 2006

 

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Species:  Cissarobryon elegans Kunze ex Poepp.
Family:  Geraniaceae Identification OK   
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Record:  2327
About 1 Cissarobryon in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 14 Geraniaceae in Chile and 9 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 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.     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
Red, 5 petals   White, 5 petals        

Native    Not Frequent

Height: 8 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Cissarobryon elegans (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cissarobryon elegans

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, VII, Chile
Altitude: 900-1200 m. 10 21, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Flower: Red, 5 petals
White, 5 petals

Height: 8 cm.

 

Image of Cissarobryon elegans (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cissarobryon elegans

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, VII, Chile
Altitude: 900-1200 m. 10 21, 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 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)

 

Image of Cissarobryon elegans (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cissarobryon elegans

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, VII, Chile
Altitude: 900-1200 m. 10 21, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Cissarobryon elegans (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cissarobryon elegans

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, VII, Chile
Altitude: 900-1200 m. 10 21, 2006

 

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 photos (8) of Cissarobryon elegans Kunze ex Poepp. available here

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

Cissarobryon elegans

Erodium ciculatrium (Alfilerillo / Tachuela)

Erodium moschatum (Alfilerillo)

Geranium berteroanum (Core-core)

Geranium core-core (Geranium core-core)

Geranium robertianum

Geranium sessiliflorum (Core-core de flores cortas)

Geranium sp. #1483

Viviania crenata

 

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