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Image of Pseudopanax laetevirens (Traumén, sauco del diablo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Pseudopanax laetevirens

VII Region, Camino a Vilches Alto, Chile
Altitude: 400-1250 m. 02 06, 2006

 

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Species:  Pseudopanax laetevirens (Gay) Franchet
Family:  Araliaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Apiales
Chilean Name:  Traumén, sauco del diablo
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German Name: 
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Record:  0130
About 2 Pseudopanax in Chile and 2 in our data base.
About 2 Araliaceae in Chile and 2 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.     In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.   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)     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.   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
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Green, 5 petals      Tree     

Endemic    Frequent

Height: 10 m.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Pseudopanax laetevirens (Traumén, sauco del diablo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Pseudopanax laetevirens

VII Region, Camino a Vilches Alto, Chile
Altitude: 400-1250 m. 02 06, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Tree

Flower: Green, 5 petals

Height: 10 m.

 

Image of Pseudopanax laetevirens (Traumén, sauco del diablo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Pseudopanax laetevirens

VII Region, Camino a Vilches Alto, Chile
Altitude: 400-1250 m. 02 06, 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:

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

 

Light conditions:

In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.
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 Pseudopanax laetevirens (Traumén, sauco del diablo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Pseudopanax laetevirens

IX Camino Lota - Caramavida, Chile
Altitude: 0-900 m. 04 09, 2006

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Pseudopanax laetevirens (Traumén, sauco del diablo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Pseudopanax laetevirens

VII Region, Camino a Vilches Alto, Chile
Altitude: 400-1250 m. 02 06, 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 (4) of Pseudopanax laetevirens (Gay) Franchet available here

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

Pseudopanax laetevirens (Traumén, sauco del diablo)

Pseudopanax valdiviensis (Traumen / Curaco / Voqui naranjillo)

 

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