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Image of Oxalis adenophylla (Culle). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Oxalis adenophylla

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2600 m. 02 11, 2006

 

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Species:  Oxalis adenophylla Gillies
Family:  Oxalidaceae Identification doubtful, we are going to check it in the near future. Certainty 80 %.   
Order:  Geraniales
Chilean Name:  Culle
English Name:  Shamrock
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0261
About 91 Oxalis in Chile and 31 in our data base.
About 91 Oxalidaceae in Chile and 30 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).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     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.   Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Red, 5 petals        

Native    Frequent

Height: 15 cm.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Oxalis adenophylla (Culle). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Oxalis adenophylla

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2600 m. 02 11, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Flower: Red, 5 petals

Height: 15 cm.

 

Image of Oxalis adenophylla (Culle). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Oxalis adenophylla

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2600 m. 02 11, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close 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.
Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

Light conditions:

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

 

Image of Oxalis adenophylla (Culle). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Oxalis adenophylla

VII Región, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 2600-2700 m. 12 31, 2006

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

 

 

 

Image of Oxalis adenophylla (Culle). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Oxalis adenophylla

VII Región, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 2600-2700 m. 12 31, 2006

 

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 (3) of Oxalis adenophylla Gillies available here

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

Oxalis adenophylla (Culle)

Oxalis arenaria (Vinagrillo / Culle)

Oxalis bulbocastanum (Vinagrillo / Papa chiñaque)

Oxalis caesia

Oxalis carnosa var. carnosa

Oxalis carnosa var. incana

Oxalis compacta

Oxalis gigantea

Oxalis mallobolva.

Oxalis maritima

Oxalis micrantha

Oxalis pes-caprae

Oxalis puberula

Oxalis purpurea

Oxalis rosea (Culle rosado / Culle colorado / Culli / Vinagrillo)

Oxalis sp. #1187

Oxalis sp. #1290

Oxalis sp. #1450

Oxalis sp. #1491

Oxalis sp. #1503

Oxalis sp. #1561

Oxalis sp. #1587

Oxalis sp. #1640

Oxalis sp. #1641

Oxalis sp. #1679

Oxalis sp. #2770

Oxalis sp. #1322

Oxalis sp. #1321

Oxalis sp. #2127

Oxalis squamata (Ojos de agua)

Oxalis valdiviensis

 

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