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II Region, Cerro Perales, Chile
Altitude: 600-900 m. 10 26, 2011

 

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Species:  Tigridia philippiana I.M.Johnst.
Family:  Iridaceae Identification OK   
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Record:  1059
About 1 Tigridia in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 42 Iridaceae in Chile and 32 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.     Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).     Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.   
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
White, 6 petals      Bulb Plant     

Endemic    Very Rare

Height: 25 cm.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Tigridia philippiana (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tigridia philippiana

II Region, Cerro Perales, Chile
Altitude: 600-900 m. 10 26, 2011

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Bulb Plant

Flower: White, 6 petals

Height: 25 cm.

 

Image of Tigridia philippiana (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tigridia philippiana

II Region, Cerro Perales, Chile
Altitude: 600-900 m. 10 26, 2011

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.

 

Light conditions:

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

 

Image of Tigridia philippiana (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tigridia philippiana

II Region, Cerro Perales, Chile
Altitude: 600-900 m. 10 26, 2011

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

 

 

 

Image of Tigridia philippiana (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tigridia philippiana

II Region, Cerro Perales, Chile
Altitude: 600-800 m. 07 16, 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 (18) of Tigridia philippiana I.M.Johnst. available here

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Calydorea xyphioides

Crocosmia x (Montbretia / Ballica)

Herbertia lahue (Lahue)

Iridaceae sp. #1048

Iridaceae sp. #1900

Libertia chilensis (Calle-calle / Tequel-tequel)

Libertia sessiliflora

Mastigostyla cyrtophylla

Olsynium frigidum (chamelo)

Sisyrinchium arenarium (Ñuño / Huilmo amarillo)

Sisyrinchium azureum (Claveillo azul)

Sisyrinchium chilense (Huilmo / Huilmo azul)

Sisyrinchium cuspidatum

Sisyrinchium graminifolium (Huilmo amarillo / Ñuño)

Sisyrinchium graminifolium

Sisyrinchium graminifolium

Sisyrinchium junceum ssp. junceum (Huilmo rosado)

Sisyrinchium junceum (Huilmo / Huilmo rosado)

Sisyrinchium junceum var. depauperatum

Sisyrinchium junceum ssp. colchaguense (Huilmo rosado)

Sisyrinchium junceum ssp. Depauperatum

Sisyrinchium patagonicum

Sisyrinchium pearcei (Huilmo)

Sisyrinchium philippii

Sisyrinchium scirpoideum var. scirpoideum

Sisyrinchium sp. #1708

Sisyrinchium striatum (Huilmo amarillo / Ñuño)

Solenomelus pedunculatus (Maicillo)

Solenomelus segethii (Clavelillo azul)

Tigridia philippiana

 

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