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Image of Pteromonnina sp.   #0984 (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Pteromonnina sp. #0984

VII Region, Las Placetas, Chile
Altitude: 400-700 m. 12 13, 2007

 

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Species:  Pteromonnina sp. #0984
Family:  Polygalaceae Identification doubtful, we are going to check it in the near future. Certainty 80 %.   
Order:  Polygalales
Chilean Name: 
English Name: 
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Record:  0984
About 3 Pteromonnina in Chile and 3 in our data base.
About 13 Polygalaceae 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.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 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.
   Perennial     

Native    Not Frequent

Height: 40 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Pteromonnina sp.   #0984 (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Pteromonnina sp. #0984

VII Region, Las Placetas, Chile
Altitude: 400-700 m. 12 13, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Height: 40 cm.

 

Image of Pteromonnina sp.   #0984 (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Pteromonnina sp. #0984

VII Region, Las Placetas, Chile
Altitude: 400-700 m. 12 13, 2007

 

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.

 

Light conditions:

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

 

Image of Pteromonnina sp.   #0984 (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Pteromonnina sp. #0984

VII Region, Las Placetas, Chile
Altitude: 400-700 m. 12 13, 2007

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Pteromonnina sp.   #0984 (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Pteromonnina sp. #0984

VII Region, Las Placetas, Chile
Altitude: 400-700 m. 12 13, 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 (1) of Pteromonnina sp. #0984 available here

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

Muehlenbeckia hastulata (Quilo / Voqui negro / Molleca)

Polygala gnidioides

Polygala salasiana

Polygala sp. #0852

Polygala sp. #2352 (Quelen-quelen)

Pteromonnina linearifolia

Pteromonnina pterocarpa (Monina / Agua-rica)

Pteromonnina sp. #0984

Unidentified Plant sp. #2399

Unidentified Plant sp. #K8441

 

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