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Image of Nolana sedifolia (Sosa / Hierba de la lombriz / Sosa brava). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nolana sedifolia

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

 

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Species:  Nolana sedifolia Poepp.
Family:  Nolanaceae Identification doubtful, we are going to check it in the near future. Certainty 80 %.   
Order:  Solanales
Chilean Name:  Sosa , Hierba de la lombriz , Sosa brava
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0425
About 35 Nolana in Chile and 35 in our data base.
About 26 Nolanaceae in Chile and 26 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 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.     Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.   In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.   Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.   
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
White, 5 petals      Shrub     

Endemic    Frequent

Height: 80 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Nolana sedifolia (Sosa / Hierba de la lombriz / Sosa brava). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nolana sedifolia

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

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: White, 5 petals

Height: 80 cm.

 

Image of Nolana sedifolia (Sosa / Hierba de la lombriz / Sosa brava). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nolana sedifolia

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

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.
Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.
Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.

 

Light conditions:

Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.
In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.

 

Image of Nolana sedifolia (Sosa / Hierba de la lombriz / Sosa brava). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nolana sedifolia

IV Region, Mineral de Talca, Chile
Altitude: 20 m. 09 15, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Nolana sedifolia (Sosa / Hierba de la lombriz / Sosa brava). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nolana sedifolia

III Region, Quebrada El Leon, Chile
Altitude: 250-350 m. 07 18, 2008

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (4) of Nolana sedifolia Poepp. available here

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

Alona sp. #1513

Nolana

Nolana aplocaryoides

Nolana carnosa

Nolana crassulifolia (Sosa / Hierba de la lombriz / Sosa brava)

Nolana elegans

Nolana linearifolia

Nolana paradoxa

Nolana ramosissima

Nolana reichei

Nolana rupicola

Nolana sedifolia (Sosa / Hierba de la lombriz / Sosa brava)

Nolana sp. #1496

Nolana sp. #1509

Nolana sp. #1599

Nolana sp. #1603

Nolana sp. #1610

Nolana sp. #1710

Nolana sp. #2730

Nolana sp. #2731

Nolana sp. #1789

Nolana sp. #1790

Nolana sp. #1791

Nolana sp. #1792

Nolana sp. #1955

Nolana sp.

Phrodus microphyllus (Monte de burro)

 

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