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Image of Viviana marifolia (Té de burro / Oreganillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Viviana marifolia

Region Metropolitana, Embalse Yeso - Melosas, Chile
Altitude: 1300-2650 m. 02 28, 2006

 

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Species:  Viviana marifolia Cav.
Family:  Vivianiaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Geraniales
Chilean Name:  Té de burro , Oreganillo
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0057
About 1 Viviana in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 1 Vivianiaceae in Chile and 1 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   Edible plant   
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.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
High altitude close to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Red, 5 petals      Shrub     

Native    Frequent

Height: 50 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Viviana marifolia (Té de burro / Oreganillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Viviana marifolia

Region Metropolitana, Embalse Yeso - Melosas, Chile
Altitude: 1300-2650 m. 02 28, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Red, 5 petals

Height: 50 cm.

 

Image of Viviana marifolia (Té de burro / Oreganillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Viviana marifolia

Region Metropolitana, Embalse Yeso - Melosas, Chile
Altitude: 1300-2650 m. 02 28, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
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:

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

 

Image of Viviana marifolia (Té de burro / Oreganillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Viviana marifolia

Region Metropolitana, Embalse Yeso - Melosas, Chile
Altitude: 1300-2650 m. 02 28, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal
Edible plant

 

 

 

Image of Viviana marifolia (Té de burro / Oreganillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Viviana marifolia

IV Region, Cuesta El Espino, Chile
Altitude: 1300 - 1800 m. 10 27, 2007

 

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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Viviana marifolia (Té de burro / Oreganillo)

 

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