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Image of Luzuriaga radicans (Quilineja / Coral / Azahar). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Luzuriaga radicans

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

 

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Species:  Luzuriaga radicans Ruiz & Pav.
Family:  Philesiaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Liliales
Chilean Name:  Quilineja , Coral , Azahar
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0103
About 3 Luzuriaga in Chile and 2 in our data base.
About 5 Philesiaceae in Chile and 4 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 9.  The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).     In deep shadow. Deep ravines facing south with additional shadow from trees, or where there is a very dense vegetation cover which gives 80 - 100 % shadow (for instance, the Valdivian forests)     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   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.   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
White, 6 petals      Perennial   Climber     

Native    Frequent

Height:100

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

This is a beautiful Chilean climber akin to the Lapageria rosea (Bellflower). Its advantages are the delicate white-colored, sparkling flowers and bright-red berries which persist for long time on the plant.

Image of Luzuriaga radicans (Quilineja / Coral / Azahar). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Luzuriaga radicans

X Region, Volcan Choshuenco, Chile
Altitude: 200-1250 m. 04 13, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial
Climber

Flower: White, 6 petals

Height:100

 

Image of Luzuriaga radicans (Quilineja / Coral / Azahar). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Luzuriaga radicans

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:

Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

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

In deep shadow. Deep ravines facing south with additional shadow from trees, or where there is a very dense vegetation cover which gives 80 - 100 % shadow (for instance, the Valdivian forests)

 

Image of Luzuriaga radicans (Quilineja / Coral / Azahar). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Luzuriaga radicans

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

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Luzuriaga radicans (Quilineja / Coral / Azahar). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Luzuriaga radicans

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

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 9. The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).

 

Difficult to cultivate

 

 


 

acid soil with a significant content of ogranic matter

 

 

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

 

The seeds should be sown as soon as possible in acid soil with good drainage at cool temperatures, never expose it to direct sunlight.

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More photos (8) of Luzuriaga radicans Ruiz & Pav. available here

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

Lapageria rosea (Copihue)

Luzuriaga polyphylla (Quilineja / Coral / Azahar)

Luzuriaga radicans (Quilineja / Coral / Azahar)

Philesia magellanica (Coicopihue)

 

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