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Image of Hydrocotyle chamaemorus (Malva del monte). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Hydrocotyle chamaemorus

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 2100 m. 02 20, 2007

 

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Species:  Hydrocotyle chamaemorus Cham. & Schltdl.
Family:  Apiaceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
Order:  Apiales
Chilean Name:  Malva del monte
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0766
About 8 Hydrocotyle in Chile and 4 in our data base.
About 105 Apiaceae in Chile and 45 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).     Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.   In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.   In deep shadow. Deep ravines facing south with additional shadow from trees, or where there is a very dense vegetation cover which gives 80 - 100 % shadow (for instance, the Valdivian forests)     The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores.   Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
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
Green, 5 petals      Perennial     

Native    Frequent

Height: 20 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Hydrocotyle chamaemorus (Malva del monte). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Hydrocotyle chamaemorus

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 2100 m. 02 20, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Green, 5 petals

Height: 20 cm.

 

Image of Hydrocotyle chamaemorus (Malva del monte). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Hydrocotyle chamaemorus

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 2100 m. 02 20, 2007

 

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:

The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores.
Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

Light conditions:

Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.
In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.
In deep shadow. Deep ravines facing south with additional shadow from trees, or where there is a very dense vegetation cover which gives 80 - 100 % shadow (for instance, the Valdivian forests)

 

Image of Hydrocotyle chamaemorus (Malva del monte). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Hydrocotyle chamaemorus

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 2100 m. 02 20, 2007

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Hydrocotyle chamaemorus (Malva del monte). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Hydrocotyle chamaemorus

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 2100 m. 02 20, 2007

 

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 (8) of Hydrocotyle chamaemorus Cham. & Schltdl. available here

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Foeniculum vulgare (Hinojo)

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Gymnophyton isatidicarpum (Bío-bío)

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