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III Region, Panamericana Norte, Chile
Altitude: 20-100 m. 11 04, 2008

 

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Species:  Nolana mollis (Phil) Johnst.
Family:  Nolanaceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
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Record:  1133
About 41 Nolana in Chile and 41 in our data base.
About 41 Nolanaceae in Chile and 41 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: Copiapˇ, 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, Curicˇ.
8th Region:
Lat: 36░ - 38░
Main Cities: Concepciˇn, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38░ - 39░
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucˇn.
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 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.     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.   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
White, 5 petals      Shrub     

Endemic    Frequent

Height: 1.2 m.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Nolana mollis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nolana mollis

III Region, Panamericana Norte, Chile
Altitude: 20-100 m. 11 04, 2008

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: White, 5 petals

Height: 1.2 m.

 

Image of Nolana mollis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nolana mollis

III Region, Panamericana Norte, Chile
Altitude: 20-100 m. 11 04, 2008

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.

 

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.

 

Light conditions:

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

 

Image of Nolana mollis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nolana mollis

III Region, Pan de Az˙car, Chile
Altitude: 30-300 m. 11 04, 2008

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Nolana mollis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nolana mollis

III Region, Pan de Az˙car, Chile
Altitude: 30-300 m. 11 04, 2008

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (13) of Nolana mollis (Phil) Johnst. available here

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

Alona sp. #1513

Nolana aplocaryoides

Nolana baccata

Nolana baccata

Nolana carnosa

Nolana crassulifolia (Sosa / Hierba de la lombriz / Sosa brava)

Nolana elegans

Nolana leptophylla

Nolana linearifolia

Nolana mollis

Nolana paradoxa

Nolana ramosissima

Nolana reichei

Nolana rupicola

Nolana salsoloides

Nolana sedifolia (Sosa / Hierba de la lombriz / Sosa brava)

Nolana sp. #2730 filifolia

Nolana sp. #2731

Nolana sp. #1136

Nolana sp. #1143

Nolana sp. #1149

Nolana sp. #1169

Nolana sp. #1257

Nolana sp. #1264

Nolana sp. #1332

Nolana sp. #1496

Nolana sp. #1509

Nolana sp. #1599

Nolana sp. #1603

Nolana sp. #1610

Nolana sp. #1710

Nolana sp. #1789

Nolana sp. #1790

Nolana sp. #1791

Nolana sp. #1792

Nolana sp. #1955

Nolana sp. #2044

Nolana sp. #2198

Nolana sp. #2269 var white

Nolana sp. #2391

Phrodus microphyllus (Monte de burro)

 

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