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Image of Typha angustifolia (Totora). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Typha angustifolia

VII Region, Camino a Vilches Alto, Chile
Altitude: 400-1500 m. 04 26, 2006

 

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Species:  Typha angustifolia L.
Family:  Typhaceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
Order:  Typhales
Chilean Name:  Totora
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0362
About 2 Typha in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 2 Typhaceae in Chile and 1 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   Edible plant   Industrial Use   
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).     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.     The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores.   
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     

    Very Frequent

Height: 2 m.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Typha angustifolia (Totora). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Typha angustifolia

VII Region, Camino a Vilches Alto, Chile
Altitude: 400-1500 m. 04 26, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Height: 2 m.

 

Image of Typha angustifolia (Totora). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Typha angustifolia

VII Region, Camino a Vilches Alto, Chile
Altitude: 400-1500 m. 04 26, 2006

 

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:

The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores.

 

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.

 

Image of Typha angustifolia (Totora). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Typha angustifolia

VII Region, Camino a Vilches Alto, Chile
Altitude: 400-1500 m. 04 26, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal
Edible plant
Industrial Use

 

 

 

Image of Typha angustifolia (Totora). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Typha angustifolia

VII Region, Camino a Vilches Alto, Chile
Altitude: 400-1500 m. 04 26, 2006

 

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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Typha angustifolia (Totora)

 

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