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Image of Sisyrinchium arenarium (Ņuņo / Huilmo amarillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Sisyrinchium arenarium

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2600 m. 02 11, 2006

 

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Species:  Sisyrinchium arenarium Poepp.
Family:  Iridaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Liliales
Chilean Name:  Ņuņo , Huilmo amarillo
English Name:  Blue-Eyed Grass
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0462
About 18 Sisyrinchium in Chile and 18 in our data base.
About 42 Iridaceae in Chile and 32 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 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.     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.     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).   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Yellow, 6 petals      Perennial     

Native    Frequent

Height: 50 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Sisyrinchium arenarium (Ņuņo / Huilmo amarillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Sisyrinchium arenarium

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2600 m. 02 11, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Yellow, 6 petals

Height: 50 cm.

 

Image of Sisyrinchium arenarium (Ņuņo / Huilmo amarillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Sisyrinchium arenarium

IV Region, Los Vilos, Chile
Altitude: 50 m. 10 17, 2008

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
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.
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.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Sisyrinchium arenarium (Ņuņo / Huilmo amarillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Sisyrinchium arenarium

IV Region, Los Vilos, Chile
Altitude: 50 m. 10 17, 2008

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Sisyrinchium arenarium (Ņuņo / Huilmo amarillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Sisyrinchium arenarium

IV Region, Los Vilos, Chile
Altitude: 50 m. 10 17, 2008

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (7) of Sisyrinchium arenarium Poepp. available here

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

Calydorea xyphioides

Crocosmia x (Montbretia / Ballica)

Herbertia lahue (Lahue)

Iridaceae sp. #1048

Iridaceae sp. #1900

Libertia chilensis (Calle-calle / Tequel-tequel)

Libertia sessiliflora

Mastigostyla cyrtophylla

Olsynium frigidum (chamelo)

Sisyrinchium arenarium (Ņuņo / Huilmo amarillo)

Sisyrinchium azureum (Claveillo azul)

Sisyrinchium chilense (Huilmo / Huilmo azul)

Sisyrinchium cuspidatum

Sisyrinchium graminifolium (Huilmo amarillo / Ņuņo)

Sisyrinchium graminifolium

Sisyrinchium graminifolium

Sisyrinchium junceum ssp. junceum (Huilmo rosado)

Sisyrinchium junceum (Huilmo / Huilmo rosado)

Sisyrinchium junceum var. depauperatum

Sisyrinchium junceum ssp. colchaguense (Huilmo rosado)

Sisyrinchium junceum ssp. Depauperatum

Sisyrinchium patagonicum

Sisyrinchium pearcei (Huilmo)

Sisyrinchium philippii

Sisyrinchium scirpoideum var. scirpoideum

Sisyrinchium sp. #1708

Sisyrinchium striatum (Huilmo amarillo / Ņuņo)

Solenomelus pedunculatus (Maicillo)

Solenomelus segethii (Clavelillo azul)

Tigridia philippiana

 

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