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Image of Valeriana lapathifolia (Guahuilque). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Valeriana lapathifolia

X Region, Alerce Costero, Chile
Altitude: 300-900 m. 03 21, 2007

 

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Species:  Valeriana lapathifolia Vahl
Family:  Valerianaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Dipsacales
Chilean Name:  Guahuilque
English Name: 
German Name: 
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Record:  0777
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).     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.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
High altitude close to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
White, 5 petals      Perennial     

Native    Frequent

Height: 60 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Valeriana lapathifolia (Guahuilque). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Valeriana lapathifolia

X Region, Alerce Costero, Chile
Altitude: 300-900 m. 03 21, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: White, 5 petals

Height: 60 cm.

 

Image of Valeriana lapathifolia (Guahuilque). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Valeriana lapathifolia

X Region, Alerce Costero, Chile
Altitude: 300-900 m. 03 21, 2007

 

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
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.

 

Watering conditions:

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.

 

Image of Valeriana lapathifolia (Guahuilque). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Valeriana lapathifolia

X Region, Alerce Costero, Chile
Altitude: 300-900 m. 03 21, 2007

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal

 

 

 

Image of Valeriana lapathifolia (Guahuilque). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Valeriana lapathifolia

X Region, Alerce Costero, Chile
Altitude: 300-900 m. 03 21, 2007

 

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 species from the same Valerianaceae family in our data base:

Valeriana fonckii (Valeriana)

Valeriana graciliceps

Valeriana graciliceps

Valeriana lapathifolia (Guahuilque)

Valeriana lepidota

Valeriana macrorhiza (Valeriana)

Valeriana sp. #1103

Valeriana sp. #1254

Valeriana sp. #1381

Valeriana sp. #1382

Valeriana sp. #1383

Valeriana sp. #1384

Valeriana sp. #1405

Valeriana sp. #1522

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Valeriana sp. #1635

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