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Image of Wahlenbergia linarioides (Uña-perquen). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Wahlenbergia linarioides

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 12 09, 2006

 

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Species:  Wahlenbergia linarioides (Lam.) A. DC.
Family:  Campanulaceae Identification doubtful, we are going to check it in the near future. Certainty 80 %.   
Order:  Campanulales
Chilean Name:  Uña-perquen
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0803
About 6 Wahlenbergia in Chile and 1 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.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Low altitude, interior valleys
White, 5 petals      Perennial     

Native    Not Frequent

Height: 50 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Wahlenbergia linarioides (Uña-perquen). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Wahlenbergia linarioides

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 12 09, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: White, 5 petals

Height: 50 cm.

 

Image of Wahlenbergia linarioides (Uña-perquen). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Wahlenbergia linarioides

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 12 09, 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.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Wahlenbergia linarioides (Uña-perquen). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Wahlenbergia linarioides

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 12 09, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Wahlenbergia linarioides (Uña-perquen). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Wahlenbergia linarioides

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 12 09, 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 photos (6) of Wahlenbergia linarioides (Lam.) A. DC. 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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