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Image of Urtica magellanica (Ortiga). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Urtica magellanica

IX Region, Camino Huerquehue - Pucon, Chile
Altitude: 800-1200 m. 02 18, 2006

 

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Species:  Urtica magellanica Juss. ex Poir
Family:  Urticaceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
Order:  Urticales
Chilean Name:  Ortiga
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Record:  0180
About 12 Urtica in Chile and 2 in our data base.
About 17 Urticaceae 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 shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.     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.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
   Perennial     

    Frequent

Height: 60 cm.

No ornamental value (C)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Urtica magellanica (Ortiga). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Urtica magellanica

IX Region, Camino Huerquehue - Pucon, Chile
Altitude: 800-1200 m. 02 18, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Height: 60 cm.

 

Image of Urtica magellanica (Ortiga). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Urtica magellanica

IX Region, Camino Huerquehue - Pucon, Chile
Altitude: 800-1200 m. 02 18, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line

 

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.

 

Light conditions:

In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.

 

USES

No ornamental value (C)

 

 

 

 

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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Parietaria debilis

Parietaria debilis

Pilea elegans (Coyanlahuén / Mellahuvilu)

Urtica magellanica (Ortiga)

 

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