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Image of Uncinia erinacea (Quinquina / Cortadera). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Uncinia erinacea

VIII Region, Contulmo, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 02 20, 2006

 

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Species:  Uncinia erinacea (Cav.) Pers.
Family:  Cyperaceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
Order:  Cyperales
Chilean Name:  Quinquina , Cortadera
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0265
About 18 Uncinia in Chile and 5 in our data base.
About 161 Cyperaceae in Chile and 20 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.   In deep shadow. Deep ravines facing south with additional shadow from trees, or where there is a very dense vegetation cover which gives 80 - 100 % shadow (for instance, the Valdivian forests)     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
   Perennial     

Native    Frequent

Height: 80 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Uncinia erinacea (Quinquina / Cortadera). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Uncinia erinacea

VIII Region, Los Pellines, Shangri-La, Termas de Chillan, Chile
Altitude: 600-1500 m. 04 08, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Height: 80 cm.

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

Light conditions:

In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.
In deep shadow. Deep ravines facing south with additional shadow from trees, or where there is a very dense vegetation cover which gives 80 - 100 % shadow (for instance, the Valdivian forests)

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

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 Cyperaceae family in our data base:

Carex gayana

Carex gayana

Carex pseudocyperus

Carex sp. #K7377

Carex sp. #1531

Carex sp. #1539

Carex sp. #1545

Carex sp. #1861

Carex sp. #1426

Carex sp. #1945

Cyperaceae sp. #1874

Cyperus difformis (Cortadera / Lleivun)

Cyperus eragrostis (Cortadera / Lleivun)

Cyperus sp. #1925

Uncinia erinacea (Quinquina / Cortadera)

Uncinia multifaria

Uncinia sp. #1526

Uncinia sp. #1527

Uncinia sp. #1665

 

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