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

Image of Ribes gayanum

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Chile
Altitude: 400-1550 m. 01 07, 2006

 

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Species:  Ribes gayanum (Spach) Reiche
Family:  Saxifragaceae Identification doubtful, we are going to check it in the near future. Certainty 80 %.   
Order:  Rosales
Chilean Name:  Parilla , Zarzaparilla , Uvilla
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0263
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).   Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Yellow, 5 petals      Shrub     

Endemic    Very Frequent

Height: 1.5 m.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

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

Image of Ribes gayanum

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Chile
Altitude: 400-1550 m. 01 07, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Yellow, 5 petals

Height: 1.5 m.

 

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

Image of Ribes gayanum

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Chile
Altitude: 1400-2200 m. 01 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
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).
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.
In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.

 

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

Image of Ribes gayanum

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tasas, Chile
Altitude: 900-2200 m. 01 01, 2002

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal
Edible plant

 

 

 

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

Image of Ribes gayanum

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tasas, Chile
Altitude: 900-2200 m. 01 01, 2002

 

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 (4) of Ribes gayanum (Spach) Reiche 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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