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IV Region, Mineral de Talca, Chile
Altitude: 248 m. 09 15, 2006

 

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Species:  Oxalis micrantha Beert.
Family:  Oxalidaceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
Order:  Geraniales
Chilean Name: 
English Name:  Shamrock
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0698
About 91 Oxalis in Chile and 31 in our data base.
About 91 Oxalidaceae in Chile and 30 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.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Yellow, 5 petals        

Native    Frequent

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Oxalis micrantha (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Oxalis micrantha

IV Region, Mineral de Talca, Chile
Altitude: 248 m. 09 15, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Flower: Yellow, 5 petals

 

Image of Oxalis micrantha (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Oxalis micrantha

IV Region, Mineral de Talca, Chile
Altitude: 248 m. 09 15, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Low altitude, interior valleys

 

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 Oxalis micrantha (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Oxalis micrantha

IV Region, Mineral de Talca, Chile
Altitude: 248 m. 09 15, 2006

 

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Image of Oxalis micrantha (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Oxalis micrantha

IV Region, Mineral de Talca, Chile
Altitude: 248 m. 09 15, 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 species from the same Oxalidaceae family in our data base:

Oxalis adenophylla (Culle)

Oxalis arenaria (Vinagrillo / Culle)

Oxalis bulbocastanum (Vinagrillo / Papa chiñaque)

Oxalis caesia

Oxalis carnosa var. carnosa

Oxalis carnosa var. incana

Oxalis compacta

Oxalis gigantea

Oxalis mallobolva.

Oxalis maritima

Oxalis micrantha

Oxalis pes-caprae

Oxalis puberula

Oxalis purpurea

Oxalis rosea (Culle rosado / Culle colorado / Culli / Vinagrillo)

Oxalis sp. #1187

Oxalis sp. #1290

Oxalis sp. #1450

Oxalis sp. #1491

Oxalis sp. #1503

Oxalis sp. #1561

Oxalis sp. #1587

Oxalis sp. #1640

Oxalis sp. #1641

Oxalis sp. #1679

Oxalis sp. #2770

Oxalis sp. #1322

Oxalis sp. #1321

Oxalis sp. #2127

Oxalis squamata (Ojos de agua)

Oxalis valdiviensis

 

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