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Image of Tropaeolum polyphyllum (Soldadito grande de la cordillera). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tropaeolum polyphyllum

Region Metropolitana, Cajón Maipo, Chile
Altitude: 1500-2500 m. 01 01, 2002

 

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Species:  Tropaeolum polyphyllum Cav.
Family:  Tropaeolaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Geraniales
Chilean Name:  Soldadito grande de la cordillera
English Name:  Nasturtium
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0200
About 24 Tropaeolum in Chile and 17 in our data base.
About 25 Tropaeolaceae in Chile and 17 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 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).     Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
High altitude close to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Yellow, 5 petals      Perennial     

Native    Frequent

Height: 20 cm.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Tropaeolum polyphyllum (Soldadito grande de la cordillera). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tropaeolum polyphyllum

VII Región, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 1700-2000 m. 12 30, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Yellow, 5 petals

Height: 20 cm.

 

Image of Tropaeolum polyphyllum (Soldadito grande de la cordillera). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tropaeolum polyphyllum

Region Metropolitana, Cajón Maipo, Chile
Altitude: 1500-2500 m. 01 01, 2002

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

High altitude close to the timber line
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:

Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Tropaeolum polyphyllum (Soldadito grande de la cordillera). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tropaeolum polyphyllum

Region Metropolitana, Cajón Maipo, Chile
Altitude: 1500-2500 m. 01 01, 2002

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Tropaeolum polyphyllum (Soldadito grande de la cordillera). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tropaeolum polyphyllum

Region Metropolitana, Cajón Maipo, Chile
Altitude: 1500-2500 m. 01 01, 2002

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (20) of Tropaeolum polyphyllum Cav. available here

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

Tropaeolum azureum (Soldadillo azul / Pajarito azul)

Tropaeolum beuthii

Tropaeolum brachyceras

Tropaeolum ciliatum (Pajarito)

Tropaeolum gracile

Tropaeolum hookerianum ssp. austropurpureum (Soldadito / Pajarito / Relicario)

Tropaeolum hookerianum var. hookerianum

Tropaeolum incisum (Soldadito)

Tropaeolum leptophyllum

Tropaeolum leptophyllum

Tropaeolum majus

Tropaeolum nubigenum

Tropaeolum polyphyllum (Soldadito grande de la cordillera)

Tropaeolum sessilifolium (Soldadito de cordillera)

Tropaeolum sp.

Tropaeolum speciosum (Coralito / Quintralito / Voqui)

Tropaeolum tricolor (Soldadito rojo / Relicario)

 

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