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Region Metropolitana, Parque Nacional El Morado, Chile
Altitude: 1800-2000 m. 11 13, 2006

 

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Species:  Valeriana lepidota Clos
Family:  Valerianaceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
Order:  Dipsacales
Chilean Name: 
English Name: 
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Record:  0695
About 44 Valeriana in Chile and 24 in our data base.
About 46 Valerianaceae in Chile and 24 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   
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 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
High altitude close to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Yellow, 4 petals      Perennial     

Endemic    Not Frequent

Height: 60 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Valeriana lepidota (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Valeriana lepidota

Region Metropolitana, Parque Nacional El Morado, Chile
Altitude: 1800-2000 m. 11 13, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Yellow, 4 petals

Height: 60 cm.

 

Image of Valeriana lepidota (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Valeriana lepidota

Region Metropolitana, Parque Nacional El Morado, Chile
Altitude: 1800-2000 m. 11 13, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line

 

Watering conditions:

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.

 

Image of Valeriana lepidota (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Valeriana lepidota

Region Metropolitana, Parque Nacional El Morado, Chile
Altitude: 1800-2000 m. 11 13, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal

 

 

 

Image of Valeriana lepidota (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Valeriana lepidota

Region Metropolitana, Parque Nacional El Morado, Chile
Altitude: 1800-2000 m. 11 13, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (1) of Valeriana lepidota Clos available here

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