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Image of Viola congesta (Violeta de los volcanes). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Viola congesta

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2550 m. 12 26, 2005

 

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Species:  Viola congesta Gillies ex Hook. & Arn. (ex-volcanica)
Family:  Violaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Violales
Chilean Name:  Violeta de los volcanes
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0285
About 72 Viola in Chile and 21 in our data base.
About 73 Violaceae in Chile and 21 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.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   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
White, 5 petals   Blue, 5 petals      Perennial     

Native    Frequent

Height: 5 cm.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Viola congesta (Violeta de los volcanes). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Viola congesta

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Laguna del Alto, Chile
Altitude: 2000 m. 01 01, 2002

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: White, 5 petals
Blue, 5 petals

Height: 5 cm.

 

Image of Viola congesta (Violeta de los volcanes). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Viola congesta

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Laguna del Alto, Chile
Altitude: 2000 m. 01 01, 2002

 

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:

Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.
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 Viola congesta (Violeta de los volcanes). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Viola congesta

VII Región, Laguna Teno, Chile
Altitude: 2500 m. 12 31, 2006

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

 

 

 

Image of Viola congesta (Violeta de los volcanes). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Viola congesta

VII Región, Laguna Teno, Chile
Altitude: 2500 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 (9) of Viola congesta Gillies ex Hook. & Arn. (ex-volcanica) available here

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

Viola arvensis (Violeta / Pensamiento)

Viola atropurpurea

Viola congesta (Violeta de los volcanes)

Viola cotyledon (Hierba de corazón)

Viola fluehmannii

Viola glacialis

Viola litoralis

Viola maculata (Violeta amarilla)

Viola philippii

Viola polypoda

Viola portalesia (Violeta arbustiva)

Viola reichei

Viola rosulata

Viola rubella (Violeta arbustiva)

Viola sp. #1166

Viola sp. #1551

Viola sp. #1702

Viola sp. #2501

Viola sp.

Viola subandina

Viola taltalensis

Viola volcanica

 

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