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IV Region, Mineral de Talca, Chile
Altitude: 20 m. 09 15, 2006

 

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Species:  Cynanchum boerhaviifolium H. & A.
Family:  Asclepiadaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Gentianales
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Record:  0991
About 7 Cynanchum in Chile and 3 in our data base.
About 13 Asclepiadaceae in Chile and 5 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 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.   Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).     Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Red, 5 petals   White, 5 petals      Perennial     

Endemic    Frequent

Height:100

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Cynanchum boerhaviifolium (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cynanchum boerhaviifolium

IV Region, Mineral de Talca, Chile
Altitude: 20 m. 09 15, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Red, 5 petals
White, 5 petals

Height:100

 

Image of Cynanchum boerhaviifolium (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cynanchum boerhaviifolium

IV Region, Mineral de Talca, Chile
Altitude: 20 m. 09 15, 2006

 

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:

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.
Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).

 

Image of Cynanchum boerhaviifolium (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cynanchum boerhaviifolium

IV Region, Mineral de Talca, Chile
Altitude: 20 m. 09 15, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Cynanchum boerhaviifolium (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cynanchum boerhaviifolium

IV Region, Mineral de Talca, Chile
Altitude: 20 m. 09 15, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.

 

Relatively easy to cultivate

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (2) of Cynanchum boerhaviifolium H. & A. available here

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

Cynanchum boerhaviifolium

Cynanchum nummulariifolium

Cynanchum viride

Diplolepsis menziesii (Voqui amarillo / Voquicillo)

Tweedia birostrata (Zahumerio / Voquicillo)

 

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