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Image of Phrodus microphyllus (Monte de burro). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Phrodus microphyllus

III Region, Vegas de Chañaral alto - Carretera, Chile
Altitude: 1600 m. 09 22, 2006

 

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Species:  Phrodus microphyllus (Miers) Reiche
Family:  Nolanaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Solanales
Chilean Name:  Monte de burro
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0967
About 1 Phrodus in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 26 Nolanaceae in Chile and 26 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.     Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
White, 5 petals      Shrub     

Endemic    Not Frequent

Height: 70 cm.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Phrodus microphyllus (Monte de burro). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Phrodus microphyllus

III Region, Vegas de Chañaral alto - Carretera, Chile
Altitude: 1600 m. 09 22, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: White, 5 petals

Height: 70 cm.

 

Image of Phrodus microphyllus (Monte de burro). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Phrodus microphyllus

III Region, Vegas de Chañaral alto - Carretera, Chile
Altitude: 1600 m. 09 22, 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

 

Watering conditions:

Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.

 

Image of Phrodus microphyllus (Monte de burro). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Phrodus microphyllus

III Region, Vegas de Chañaral alto - Carretera, Chile
Altitude: 1600 m. 09 22, 2006

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Phrodus microphyllus (Monte de burro). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Phrodus microphyllus

III Region, Vegas de Chañaral alto - Carretera, Chile
Altitude: 1600 m. 09 22, 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 (16) of Phrodus microphyllus (Miers) Reiche available here

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

Alona sp. #1513

Nolana

Nolana aplocaryoides

Nolana carnosa

Nolana crassulifolia (Sosa / Hierba de la lombriz / Sosa brava)

Nolana elegans

Nolana linearifolia

Nolana paradoxa

Nolana ramosissima

Nolana reichei

Nolana rupicola

Nolana sedifolia (Sosa / Hierba de la lombriz / Sosa brava)

Nolana sp. #1496

Nolana sp. #1509

Nolana sp. #1599

Nolana sp. #1603

Nolana sp. #1610

Nolana sp. #1710

Nolana sp. #2730

Nolana sp. #2731

Nolana sp. #1789

Nolana sp. #1790

Nolana sp. #1791

Nolana sp. #1792

Nolana sp. #1955

Nolana sp.

Phrodus microphyllus (Monte de burro)

 

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