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VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Laguna del Alto, Chile
Altitude: 1700-2200 m. 03 04, 2006

 

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Species:  Misodendrum oblongifolium DC.
Family:  Misodendraceae Identification doubtful, we are going to check it in the near future. Certainty 80 %.   
Order:  Santalales
Chilean Name: 
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0266
About 10 Misodendrum in Chile and 3 in our data base.
About 10 Misodendraceae in Chile and 2 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 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.     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).   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
   Shrub     

Native    Frequent

Height: 30 cm.

No ornamental value (C)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Misodendrum oblongifolium (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Misodendrum oblongifolium

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Laguna del Alto, Chile
Altitude: 1700-2200 m. 03 04, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Height: 30 cm.

 

Image of Misodendrum oblongifolium (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Misodendrum oblongifolium

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Laguna del Alto, Chile
Altitude: 1700-2200 m. 03 04, 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).
Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

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)

 

Image of Misodendrum oblongifolium (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Misodendrum oblongifolium

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Laguna del Alto, Chile
Altitude: 1700-2200 m. 03 04, 2006

 

USES

No ornamental value (C)

 

 

 

 

Image of Misodendrum oblongifolium (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Misodendrum oblongifolium

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Laguna del Alto, Chile
Altitude: 1700-2200 m. 03 04, 2006

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (1) of Misodendrum oblongifolium DC. available here

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

Misodendrum oblongifolium

Misodendrum punctulatum (misodendrum)

 

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