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Image of Deuterocohnia chrysantha

II Region, Cerro Perales, Chile
Altitude: 400-1000 m. 11 22, 2010

 

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Species:  Deuterocohnia chrysantha (Phil.) Mez
Family:  Bromeliaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Bromeliales
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Record:  0482
About 1 Deuterocohnia in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 30 Bromeliaceae in Chile and 22 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.     Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).     Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.   Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.   
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
   Shrub     

Endemic    Frequent

Height: 1.2 m.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Deuterocohnia chrysantha (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Deuterocohnia chrysantha

II Region, Cerro Perales, Chile
Altitude: 400-1000 m. 11 22, 2010

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Height: 1.2 m.

 

Image of Deuterocohnia chrysantha (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Deuterocohnia chrysantha

II Region, Quebrada Paposo, Chile
Altitude: 50-300 m. 09 20, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.
Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.

 

Light conditions:

Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).

 

Image of Deuterocohnia chrysantha (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Deuterocohnia chrysantha

II Region, Quebrada Paposo, Chile
Altitude: 50-300 m. 09 20, 2006

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Deuterocohnia chrysantha (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Deuterocohnia chrysantha

II Region, Quebrada Paposo, Chile
Altitude: 50-300 m. 09 20, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This plant is relatively easy to cultivate. In the first place, the seeds can be stored for long period of times and they germinate easily. We carried out a germination test with a seed lot which was collected in September 2006 (that is not the ideal time for collecting seeds of this species, because the seeds we found were one of the last; probably, the best moment is around March - April). The germination was carried out in May 2007. The seeds were soaked for 48 hours in tap water (at 12º C), then planted supeficially in 50 % sand - 50 % tierra de hojas. They were kept at +15º - + 18º C and exposed to natural light (sunlight). The germination started on the 5th day, and on the 9th day the germination was over 80 %. In its natural habitat the plant grows in rather limited conditions (+12 + 18º C, no direct sunlight, no freezing), however, it is very likely that the plant is much more resistant. We have a few adult plants in Talca, where summer temperatures were above 30º C, and there were freezing spells already. So far the plants are doing well and we will keep checking on that matter to see whether this species may tolerate a wider temperature range.

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More photos (13) of Deuterocohnia chrysantha (Phil.) Mez available here

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

Deuterocohnia chrysantha

Fascicularia bicolor (Puñeñe / Chupón / Chupalla)

Fascicularia litoralis (Puñeñe / Chupón / Chupalla)

Greigia landbeckii (Chupón / Quiscal)

Greigia sphacelata

Ochagavia andina

Ochagavia carnea (Cardoncillo)

Ochagavia lindleyana

Ochagavia litoralis

Puya berteroniana (Puya / Chagual / Cardon / Magüey)

Puya boliviensis

Puya chilensis (Puya / Chagual)

Puya coerulea var. monteroana (Chagualillo)

Puya coerulea

Puya coerulea

Puya gilmartinii

Puya venusta (Chagualillo)

Tillandsia capillaris (Clavel del aire)

Tillandsia geissei

Tillandsia landbeckii

Tillandsia macronae

Tillandsia usneoides (Heno)

 

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