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Image of Lobelia bridgesii (Tupa / Tupa rosada). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lobelia bridgesii

IX Region, Parque Oncol, Chile
Altitude: 100-700 m. 03 19, 2007

 

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Species:  Lobelia bridgesii Hook. & Arn.
Family:  Campanulaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Campanulales
Chilean Name:  Tupa , Tupa rosada
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0794
About 7 Lobelia in Chile and 6 in our data base.
About 19 Campanulaceae in Chile and 8 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.   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).   
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 bridgesii (Tupa / Tupa rosada). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lobelia bridgesii

IX Region, Parque Oncol, Chile
Altitude: 100-700 m. 03 19, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Red, without information on the number of petals

Height: 1.5 m.

 

Image of Lobelia bridgesii (Tupa / Tupa rosada). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lobelia bridgesii

IX Region, Parque Oncol, Chile
Altitude: 100-700 m. 03 19, 2007

 

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:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

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.
In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.

 

Image of Lobelia bridgesii (Tupa / Tupa rosada). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lobelia bridgesii

IX Region, Parque Oncol, Chile
Altitude: 100-700 m. 03 19, 2007

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Lobelia bridgesii (Tupa / Tupa rosada). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lobelia bridgesii

IX Region, Parque Oncol, Chile
Altitude: 100-700 m. 03 19, 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 (2) of Lobelia bridgesii Hook. & Arn. 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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