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V Region, Cuesta Zapata, Chile
Altitude: 500 m. 10 15, 2008

 

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Species:  Alstroemeria angustifolia Herbert
Family:  Alstroemeriaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Liliales
Chilean Name: 
English Name:  Inca Lily
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0954
About 58 Alstroemeria in Chile and 39 in our data base.
About 63 Alstroemeriaceae in Chile and 41 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.   Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
White, 6 petals      Perennial     

Endemic    Frequent

Height: 80 cm.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Alstroemeria angustifolia (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Alstroemeria angustifolia

Region Metropolitana, Pirque, Chile
Altitude: 600 m. 11 14, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: White, 6 petals

Height: 80 cm.

 

Image of Alstroemeria angustifolia (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Alstroemeria angustifolia

Region Metropolitana, Pirque, Chile
Altitude: 600 m. 11 14, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.

 

Watering conditions:

Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.
Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 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 Alstroemeria angustifolia (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Alstroemeria angustifolia

Region Metropolitana, Pirque, Chile
Altitude: 600 m. 11 14, 2006

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Alstroemeria angustifolia (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Alstroemeria angustifolia

Region Metropolitana, Pirque, Chile
Altitude: 600 m. 11 14, 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 (20) of Alstroemeria angustifolia Herbert available here

More species from the same Alstroemeriaceae family in our data base:

Alstroemeria andina

Alstroemeria angustifolia

Alstroemeria aurea (Alstromeria dorada / Amancay / Liuto / Rayen-cachu)

Alstroemeria aurea

Alstroemeria crispata

Alstroemeria diluta ssp. chrysantha

Alstroemeria diluta ssp. chrysantha (01-12-2008)

Alstroemeria diluta ssp. chrysantha

Alstroemeria exerens (Alstroemeria)

Alstroemeria graminea

Alstroemeria hookeri ssp. recumbens

Alstroemeria kingii

Alstroemeria leporina

Alstroemeria ligtu ssp. incarnata

Alstroemeria ligtu ssp. ligtu (Liuto)

Alstroemeria ligtu ssp. simsii (Flor del gallo)

Alstroemeria magnifica ssp. magnifica

Alstroemeria magnifica ssp. magnifica (Mariposa del campo / Lirio del campo)

Alstroemeria magnifica var. sierrae

Alstroemeria magnifica ssp. magenta (Alstroemeria)

Alstroemeria magnifica var. tofoensis

Alstroemeria pallida

Alstroemeria pelegrina (Pelegrina / Mariposa de Los Molles)

Alstroemeria philippii var. albicans

Alstroemeria philippii var. philippii

Alstroemeria presliana ssp. australis

Alstroemeria presliana ssp. presliana (Alstroemeria)

Alstroemeria pseudospatulata (Repollito amarillo)

Alstroemeria pulchra ssp. pulchra (Flor de Aguila / Flor de San Martin / Mariposa del Campo)

Alstroemeria pulchra var. maxima

Alstroemeria revoluta (Alstroemeria)

Alstroemeria schizanthoides var. schizanthoides

Alstroemeria sp. #1434

Alstroemeria spathulata

Alstroemeria umbellata (Lirio de cordillera rosado)

Alstroemeria versicolor

Alstroemeria violacea (Lirio del campo)

Alstroemeria werdermannii

Alstroemeria werdermannii var. flavicans

Bomarea salsilla (Salsilla / Zarcilla / Copihuito)

Leontochir ovallei (01-12-2008)

 

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