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Image of Muehlenbeckia hastulata (Quilo / Voqui negro / Molleca). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Muehlenbeckia hastulata

VII Region, Las Placetas, cerca de Radal Siete Tasas, Chile
Altitude: 600-900 m. 05 16, 2006

 

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Species:  Muehlenbeckia hastulata (J.E. Sm.) I.M.Johnst.
Family:  Polygalaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Polygalales
Chilean Name:  Quilo , Voqui negro , Molleca
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0312
About 5 Muehlenbeckia in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 13 Polygalaceae in Chile and 8 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 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.   Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % 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.   
High altitude close to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Green, 5 petals      Shrub   Climber     

Native    Very Frequent

Height: 5 m.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

This climber is one of the most common ones in Chile and also one of the most interesting in terms of its resistence and the adaptability - it manages to grow in very different environmental conditions, grows very fast (it is the fastest native climber plant), and due to the form of its leaves is also quite attractive.

Image of Muehlenbeckia hastulata (Quilo / Voqui negro / Molleca). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Muehlenbeckia hastulata

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Chile
Altitude: 1400-2200 m. 01 18, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub
Climber

Flower: Green, 5 petals

Height: 5 m.

 

Image of Muehlenbeckia hastulata (Quilo / Voqui negro / Molleca). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Muehlenbeckia hastulata

Region Metropolitana, La Florida, Chile
Altitude: 850 m. 07 05, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

High altitude close to the timber line
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:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

This climber grows everywhere and in very different condiitions, it is commonly found in areas where the temperatures reaches + 35 º C or goes as low as -15º C, with precipitation levels between 200 mm and 3000 mm, and elevations between 0 m up to2500 m.

Image of Muehlenbeckia hastulata (Quilo / Voqui negro / Molleca). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Muehlenbeckia hastulata

V Region, Pichidangui, Chile
Altitude: 0-50 m. 05 28, 2006

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal
Edible plant

 

 

 

Image of Muehlenbeckia hastulata (Quilo / Voqui negro / Molleca). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Muehlenbeckia hastulata

V Region, Pichidangui, Chile
Altitude: 0-50 m. 05 28, 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).

 

Very easy to cultivate

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (20) of Muehlenbeckia hastulata (J.E. Sm.) I.M.Johnst. available here

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

Muehlenbeckia hastulata (Quilo / Voqui negro / Molleca)

Polygala gnidioides

Polygala salasiana

Polygala sp. #0852

Polygala sp. #2352 (Quelen-quelen)

Pteromonnina linearifolia

Pteromonnina pterocarpa (Monina / Agua-rica)

Pteromonnina sp. #0984

Unidentified Plant sp. #2399

Unidentified Plant sp. #K8441

 

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