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Image of Phacelia brachyanta (Cuncuna / Té de burro.). Click to enlarge parts of image.

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Region Metropolitana, Panamericana Norte, Chile
Altitude: 700 m. 09 13, 2008

 

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Species:  Phacelia brachyanta Benth.
Family:  Hydrophyllaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
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Chilean Name:  Cuncuna , Té de burro.
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Record:  1082
About 9 Phacelia in Chile and 5 in our data base.
About 13 Hydrophyllaceae 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 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.     Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.   Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.   Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Blue, 5 petals      Perennial     

Native    Frequent

Height: 50 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Phacelia brachyanta (Cuncuna / Té de burro.). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Phacelia brachyanta

Region Metropolitana, Panamericana Norte, Chile
Altitude: 700 m. 09 13, 2008

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Blue, 5 petals

Height: 50 cm.

 

Image of Phacelia brachyanta (Cuncuna / Té de burro.). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Phacelia brachyanta

Region Metropolitana, Panamericana Norte, Chile
Altitude: 700 m. 09 13, 2008

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.
Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.
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 Phacelia brachyanta (Cuncuna / Té de burro.). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Phacelia brachyanta

Region Metropolitana, Panamericana Norte, Chile
Altitude: 700 m. 09 13, 2008

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Phacelia brachyanta (Cuncuna / Té de burro.). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Phacelia brachyanta

Region Metropolitana, Panamericana Norte, Chile
Altitude: 700 m. 09 13, 2008

 

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).

 

Relatively easy to cultivate

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (4) of Phacelia brachyanta Benth. available here

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

Phacelia brachyanta (Cuncuna / Té de burro.)

Phacelia cumingii

Phacelia secunda (Flor de la cuncuna)

Phacelia setigera

Phacelia setigera

 

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