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Image of Ribes cucullatum (Parilla de hoja chica / Zarzaparilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Ribes cucullatum

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 900-2100 m. 05 13, 2006

 

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Species:  Ribes cucullatum Hook. & Arn.
Family:  Saxifragaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Rosales
Chilean Name:  Parilla de hoja chica , Zarzaparilla
English Name: 
German Name: 
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Record:  0380
About 12 Ribes in Chile and 5 in our data base.
About 10 Saxifragaceae in Chile and 10 in our data base.

 

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).     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.   Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
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
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Red, 5 petals      Shrub     

Native    Frequent

Height:100

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Ribes cucullatum (Parilla de hoja chica / Zarzaparilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Ribes cucullatum

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 900-2100 m. 05 13, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Red, 5 petals

Height:100

 

Image of Ribes cucullatum (Parilla de hoja chica / Zarzaparilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Ribes cucullatum

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 900-2100 m. 05 13, 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
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 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.
Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

Light conditions:

Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Ribes cucullatum (Parilla de hoja chica / Zarzaparilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Ribes cucullatum

VII Region, Camino a Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 700-2200 m. 01 24, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

Useful properties:

Edible plant

 

 

 

Image of Ribes cucullatum (Parilla de hoja chica / Zarzaparilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Ribes cucullatum

VII Region, Camino a Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 700-2200 m. 01 24, 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 (2) of Ribes cucullatum Hook. & Arn. available here

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

Chrysosplenium valdivicum (Hierba del bazo / Oreja de caballo)

Escallonia angustifolia var. coquimbensis

Francoa appendiculata (Llaupangue / Vara de mármol)

Ribes cucullatum (Parilla de hoja chica / Zarzaparilla)

Ribes gayanum (Parilla / Zarzaparilla / Uvilla)

Ribes magellanicum (Uvilla / Parilla)

Ribes polyanthes

Ribes punctatum

Saxifraga magellanica

Tetilla hydrocotylifolia

 

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