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Image of Lobelia polyphylla (Tabaco del diablo / Tupa). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lobelia polyphylla

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

 

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Species:  Lobelia polyphylla H. et A.
Family:  Campanulaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Campanulales
Chilean Name:  Tabaco del diablo , Tupa
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0540
About 7 Lobelia in Chile and 6 in our data base.
About 19 Campanulaceae in Chile and 8 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   POISONOUS Plant   
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
Red, without information on the number of petals      Shrub     

Endemic    Not Frequent

Height: 1.5 m.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Lobelia polyphylla (Tabaco del diablo / Tupa). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lobelia polyphylla

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

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Red, without information on the number of petals

Height: 1.5 m.

 

Image of Lobelia polyphylla (Tabaco del diablo / Tupa). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lobelia polyphylla

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

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 Lobelia polyphylla (Tabaco del diablo / Tupa). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lobelia polyphylla

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

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal
POISONOUS Plant

 

 

 

Image of Lobelia polyphylla (Tabaco del diablo / Tupa). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lobelia polyphylla

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.

 

Relatively easy to cultivate

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (10) of Lobelia polyphylla H. et A. available here

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

Cyphocarpus rigescens

Lobelia bridgesii (Tupa / Tupa rosada)

Lobelia excelsa (Tabaco del diablo / Tupa / Trupa)

Lobelia oligophylla

Lobelia polyphylla (Tabaco del diablo / Tupa)

Lobelia sp. #1806

Lobelia tupa (Tabaco del diablo / Tupa / Trupa)

Wahlenbergia linarioides (Uña-perquen)

 

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