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VII Region, Laguna El Tomate, Chile
Altitude: 1800-2200 m. 04 20, 2008

 

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Species:  Polystichum andinum Phil.
Family:  Dryopterdaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
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Record:  1072
About 11 Polystichum in Chile and 2 in our data base.
About 1 Dryopterdaceae in Chile and 1 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 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).     In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
   Fern     

Native    Not Frequent

Height: 15 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Polystichum andinum (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Polystichum andinum

VII Region, Laguna El Tomate, Chile
Altitude: 1800-2200 m. 04 20, 2008

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Fern

Height: 15 cm.

 

Image of Polystichum andinum (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Polystichum andinum

VII Region, Laguna El Tomate, Chile
Altitude: 1800-2200 m. 04 20, 2008

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

Light conditions:

In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.

 

Image of Polystichum andinum (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Polystichum andinum

VII Region, Laguna El Tomate, Chile
Altitude: 1800-2200 m. 04 20, 2008

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).

 

Relatively easy to cultivate

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Polystichum andinum

 

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