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Image of Pteromonnina pterocarpa (Monina / Agua-rica). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Pteromonnina pterocarpa

IV Region, Cuesta Buenos Aires, Chile
Altitude: 194 m. 09 16, 2006

 

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Species:  Pteromonnina pterocarpa (Ruiz et Pav.) B. Eriksen
Family:  Polygalaceae Identification doubtful, we are going to check it in the near future. Certainty 80 %.   
Order:  Polygalales
Chilean Name:  Monina , Agua-rica
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0538
About 3 Pteromonnina in Chile and 3 in our data base.
About 13 Polygalaceae in Chile and 8 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.     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.   Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Blue, 5 petals   Blue, 7 - 14 petals      Perennial     

Endemic    Not Frequent

Height: 50 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Pteromonnina pterocarpa (Monina / Agua-rica). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Pteromonnina pterocarpa

IV Region, Cuesta Buenos Aires, Chile
Altitude: 194 m. 09 16, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Blue, 5 petals
Blue, 7 - 14 petals

Height: 50 cm.

 

Image of Pteromonnina pterocarpa (Monina / Agua-rica). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Pteromonnina pterocarpa

IV Region, Cuesta Buenos Aires, Chile
Altitude: 300-400 m. 09 15, 2008

 

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:

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.

 

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 Pteromonnina pterocarpa (Monina / Agua-rica). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Pteromonnina pterocarpa

IV Region, Cuesta Buenos Aires, Chile
Altitude: 300-400 m. 09 15, 2008

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Pteromonnina pterocarpa (Monina / Agua-rica). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Pteromonnina pterocarpa

IV Region, Cuesta Buenos Aires, Chile
Altitude: 194 m. 09 16, 2006

 

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 (9) of Pteromonnina pterocarpa (Ruiz et Pav.) B. Eriksen available here

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

Muehlenbeckia hastulata (Quilo / Voqui negro / Molleca)

Polygala gnidioides

Polygala salasiana

Polygala sp. #0852

Polygala sp. #2352 (Quelen-quelen)

Pteromonnina linearifolia

Pteromonnina pterocarpa (Monina / Agua-rica)

Pteromonnina sp. #0984

Unidentified Plant sp. #2399

Unidentified Plant sp. #K8441

 

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