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Image of Jovellana punctata (Argenita / Capachito). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Jovellana punctata

VIII Region, Contulmo, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 02 20, 2006

 

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Species:  Jovellana punctata Ruiz & Pav.
Family:  Scrophulariaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Scrophulariales
Chilean Name:  Argenita , Capachito
English Name:  Jovellana
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0098
About 2 Jovellana in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 159 Scrophulariaceae in Chile and 72 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   Fodder plant   Timber   
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.     Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.   In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
White, 2 petals   Blue, 2 petals      Tree     

Excellent germination capacity, over 80%   

Native    Frequent

Height: 30 m.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

This species related to calceolarias offers beautiful white spotted flowers and the resilience of a medium size shrub. Excellent option if you like calceolarias and what something similar, but not so common.

Image of Jovellana punctata (Argenita / Capachito). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Jovellana punctata

VIII Region, Contulmo, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 02 20, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Tree

Flower: White, 2 petals
Blue, 2 petals

Height: 30 m.

 

Image of Jovellana punctata (Argenita / Capachito). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Jovellana punctata

VIII Region, Contulmo, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 02 20, 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

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

Light conditions:

Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.
In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.

 

Image of Jovellana punctata (Argenita / Capachito). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Jovellana punctata

VIII Region, Contulmo, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 02 20, 2006

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal
Fodder plant
Timber

 

 

 

Image of Jovellana punctata (Argenita / Capachito). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Jovellana punctata

VIII Region, Caramavida, Chile
Altitude: 200-400 m. 08 03, 2007

 

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.

 

Relatively easy to cultivate

 

Excellent germination capacity, over 80%

 


 

acid soil with a significant content of ogranic matter

 


 

Recommended germination temperature: +14°C +18°C

 

This species prefers an acid soil, rich in organic matter, partial shade, and no excessive temperatures, neither for prolonged freezing nor hot climates.

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More photos (9) of Jovellana punctata Ruiz & Pav. available here

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Calceolaria arachnoidea (Capachito morado)

Calceolaria arachnoidea

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Calceolaria ascendens subsp. ascendens (Capachito)

Calceolaria biflora

Calceolaria cana (Salsilla / Zarcilla)

Calceolaria cavanillesii (Capachito)

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Calceolaria corymbosa

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Calceolaria corymbosa ssp. floccosa

Calceolaria corymbosa ssp. mimuloides (Capachito)

Calceolaria corymbosa subsp. santiagina

Calceolaria dentata ssp. araucana (Capachito)

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