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Image of Stellaria media (Quilloi-quilloi). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Stellaria media

Region Metropolitana, Reserva Nacional Río Clarillo, Chile
Altitude: 800-900 m. 10 09, 2006

 

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Species:  Stellaria media (L.) Cyrill
Family:  Caryophyllaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Caryophyllales
Chilean Name:  Quilloi-quilloi
English Name: 
German Name: 
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Record:  0519
About 6 Stellaria in Chile and 2 in our data base.
About 57 Caryophyllaceae in Chile and 23 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 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.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
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
White, 5 petals      Annual     

Foreign    Frequent

Height: 30 cm.

No ornamental value (C)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Stellaria media (Quilloi-quilloi). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Stellaria media

Region Metropolitana, Reserva Nacional Río Clarillo, Chile
Altitude: 800-900 m. 10 09, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Annual

Flower: White, 5 petals

Height: 30 cm.

 

Image of Stellaria media (Quilloi-quilloi). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Stellaria media

Region Metropolitana, Reserva Nacional Río Clarillo, Chile
Altitude: 800-900 m. 10 09, 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:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).
Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

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 Stellaria media (Quilloi-quilloi). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Stellaria media

Region Metropolitana, Reserva Nacional Río Clarillo, Chile
Altitude: 800-900 m. 10 09, 2006

 

USES

No ornamental value (C)

 

 

 

 

Image of Stellaria media (Quilloi-quilloi). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Stellaria media

Region Metropolitana, Reserva Nacional Río Clarillo, Chile
Altitude: 800-900 m. 10 09, 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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More photos (4) of Stellaria media (L.) Cyrill available here

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

Arenaria rivularis

Arenaria serpens

Cardionema ramosissimum

Cerastium arvense (Cuernecita)

Cerastium fontanum

Cerastium montioides

Colobanthus quitensis

Paronchyia sp. #1761

Petrorhagia prolifera

Pycnophyllum bryoides (Llaretilla/Tacsana)

Pycnophyllum molle

Pycnophyllum sp. #1695

Saponaria officinalis (Jabonera / Saponaria)

Scleranthus sp. #2331

Silene andicola

Silene chilensis

Silene gallica (Calabacillo)

Spergularia

Spergularia sp. #1701

Spergularia sp. #1062

Spergularia sp. #2004

Stellaria chilensis (quilloiquilloi)

Stellaria media (Quilloi-quilloi)

 

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