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X Region, Hueicolla, Chile
Altitude: 0-200 m. 03 26, 2008

 

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Species:  Nolana paradoxa Lindl.
Family:  Nolanaceae Identification doubtful, we are going to check it in the near future. Certainty 80 %.   
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Record:  1002
About 35 Nolana in Chile and 35 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 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Blue, 5 petals      Perennial     

    Very Frequent

Height: 15 cm.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Nolana paradoxa (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nolana paradoxa

X Region, Hueicolla, Chile
Altitude: 0-200 m. 03 26, 2008

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Blue, 5 petals

Height: 15 cm.

 

Image of Nolana paradoxa (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nolana paradoxa

X Region, Hueicolla, Chile
Altitude: 0-200 m. 03 26, 2008

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).
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 Nolana paradoxa (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nolana paradoxa

X Region, Hueicolla, Chile
Altitude: 0-200 m. 03 26, 2008

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

 

 

 

Image of Nolana paradoxa (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nolana paradoxa

X Region, Hueicolla, Chile
Altitude: 0-200 m. 03 26, 2008

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (6) of Nolana paradoxa Lindl. 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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