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Image of Calandrina colchagüensis (Quiaca). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Calandrina colchagüensis

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2600 m. 02 11, 2006

 

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Species:  Calandrina colchagüensis Barneoud
Family:  Portulacaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Caryophyllales
Chilean Name:  Quiaca
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0043
About 1 Calandrina in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 62 Portulacaceae in Chile and 62 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).     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.   
High altitude close to the timber line
White, 5 petals   White, 6 petals   Blue, 5 petals   Blue, 6 petals      Perennial     

Native    Frequent

Height: 5 cm.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Calandrina colchagüensis (Quiaca). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Calandrina colchagüensis

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2600 m. 02 11, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: White, 5 petals
White, 6 petals
Blue, 5 petals
Blue, 6 petals

Height: 5 cm.

 

Image of Calandrina colchagüensis (Quiaca). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Calandrina colchagüensis

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2600 m. 02 11, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

High altitude close to the timber line

 

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:

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

 

Image of Calandrina colchagüensis (Quiaca). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Calandrina colchagüensis

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Laguna del Alto, Chile
Altitude: 2000 m. 01 01, 2002

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

 

 

 

Image of Calandrina colchagüensis (Quiaca). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Calandrina colchagüensis

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Laguna del Alto, Chile
Altitude: 2000 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 photos (1) of Calandrina colchagüensis Barneoud available here

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