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Image of Collomia biflora (Colomia roja / Coxínea). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Collomia biflora

VII Region, Colbún, Chile
Altitude: 470 m. 10 29, 2006

 

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Species:  Collomia biflora (R. et P.) Brand
Family:  Polemoniaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Solanales
Chilean Name:  Colomia roja , Coxínea
English Name: 
German Name: 
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Record:  0011
About 2 Collomia in Chile and 2 in our data base.
About 10 Polemoniaceae 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 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.     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.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Red, 5 petals      Annual     

Native    Frequent

Height: 20 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Collomia biflora (Colomia roja / Coxínea). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Collomia biflora

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 340 m. 10 16, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Annual

Flower: Red, 5 petals

Height: 20 cm.

 

Image of Collomia biflora (Colomia roja / Coxínea). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Collomia biflora

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 340 m. 10 16, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 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:

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 Collomia biflora (Colomia roja / Coxínea). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Collomia biflora

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 340 m. 10 16, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Collomia biflora (Colomia roja / Coxínea). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Collomia biflora

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 340 m. 10 16, 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 (11) of Collomia biflora (R. et P.) Brand available here

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

Collomia biflora (Colomia roja / Coxínea)

Collomia cavanillesii (Collomia amarilla)

Gilia crassiflora

Gilia sp. #1386

Microsteris gracilis (Rueda chica)

 

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