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Image of Tristerix verticillatus (Quintral). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tristerix verticillatus

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 1500 m. 03 18, 2008

 

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Species:  Tristerix verticillatus (Ruiz & Pav.) Barlow & Weins
Family:  Loranthaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Santalales
Chilean Name:  Quintral
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0136
About 3 Tristerix in Chile and 3 in our data base.
About 6 Loranthaceae in Chile and 5 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   
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.     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Red, 5 petals   Red, without information on the number of petals      Shrub     

Native    Frequent

Height: 80 cm.

No ornamental value (C)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Tristerix verticillatus (Quintral). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tristerix verticillatus

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 1500 m. 03 18, 2008

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Red, 5 petals
Red, without information on the number of petals

Height: 80 cm.

 

Image of Tristerix verticillatus (Quintral). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tristerix verticillatus

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 1500 m. 03 18, 2008

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line

 

Watering conditions:

Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.

 

Image of Tristerix verticillatus (Quintral). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tristerix verticillatus

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 1500 m. 03 18, 2008

 

USES

No ornamental value (C)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal

 

 

 

Image of Tristerix verticillatus (Quintral). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tristerix verticillatus

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 1500 m. 03 18, 2008

 

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.

 

Very difficult to cultivate

 

 

 

 

 

 

The species is recalcitrant, so only fresh fruits (not dried seeds) should be used for germinating. Being a hemiparasite, after germination it will need a host.

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More photos (14) of Tristerix verticillatus (Ruiz & Pav.) Barlow & Weins available here

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

Ligaria cuneifolia

Notanthera heterophylla (Quintral del boldo / peumo / laurel)

Tristerix aphyllus

Tristerix corymbosus (Quintral)

Tristerix verticillatus (Quintral)

 

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