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Image of Francoa appendiculata (Llaupangue / Vara de mármol). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Francoa appendiculata

VIII Region, Concepcion, Chile
Altitude: 10 m. 08 04, 2007

 

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Species:  Francoa appendiculata Cav.
Family:  Saxifragaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Rosales
Chilean Name:  Llaupangue , Vara de mármol
English Name: 
German Name: 
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Record:  0143
About 1 Francoa in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 10 Saxifragaceae in Chile and 10 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.     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.   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).   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Red, 4 petals   White, 4 petals      Perennial     

Endemic    Frequent

Height: 1.2 m.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Francoa appendiculata (Llaupangue / Vara de mármol). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Francoa appendiculata

IX Region, Camino Melipeuco - Lago Caburga, Chile
Altitude: 400-700 m. 02 16, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Red, 4 petals
White, 4 petals

Height: 1.2 m.

 

Image of Francoa appendiculata (Llaupangue / Vara de mármol). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Francoa appendiculata

VIII Region, Concepcion, Chile
Altitude: 10 m. 08 04, 2007

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

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

 

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.
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 Francoa appendiculata (Llaupangue / Vara de mármol). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Francoa appendiculata

VIII Region, Concepcion, Chile
Altitude: 10 m. 08 04, 2007

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal

 

 

 

Image of Francoa appendiculata (Llaupangue / Vara de mármol). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Francoa appendiculata

VIII Region, Concepcion, Chile
Altitude: 10 m. 08 04, 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.

 

Very easy to cultivate

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (14) of Francoa appendiculata Cav. available here

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

Chrysosplenium valdivicum (Hierba del bazo / Oreja de caballo)

Escallonia angustifolia var. coquimbensis

Francoa appendiculata (Llaupangue / Vara de mármol)

Ribes cucullatum (Parilla de hoja chica / Zarzaparilla)

Ribes gayanum (Parilla / Zarzaparilla / Uvilla)

Ribes magellanicum (Uvilla / Parilla)

Ribes polyanthes

Ribes punctatum

Saxifraga magellanica

Tetilla hydrocotylifolia

 

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