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Image of Ribes magellanicum (Uvilla / Parilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Ribes magellanicum

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

 

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Species:  Ribes magellanicum Poir.
Family:  Saxifragaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Rosales
Chilean Name:  Uvilla , Parilla
English Name: 
German Name: 
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Record:  0186
About 12 Ribes in Chile and 5 in our data base.
About 10 Saxifragaceae in Chile and 10 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   Edible plant   
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.     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
Yellow, 5 petals      Shrub     

Good germination, 60 - 80 %   

Native    Very Frequent

Height: 3 m.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Ribes magellanicum (Uvilla / Parilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Ribes magellanicum

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

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Yellow, 5 petals

Height: 3 m.

 

Image of Ribes magellanicum (Uvilla / Parilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Ribes magellanicum

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
Low altitude, interior valleys

 

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.

 

Image of Ribes magellanicum (Uvilla / Parilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Ribes magellanicum

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

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal
Edible plant

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Good germination, 60 - 80 %

 

 

 

 

 

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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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