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IV Region, Chungungo, Chile
Altitude: 20-150 m. 09 15, 2008

 

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Species:  Puya gilmartinii G,Svarad & A.R.Flores
Family:  Bromeliaceae Identification OK   
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Record:  1111
About 10 Puya in Chile and 8 in our data base.
About 30 Bromeliaceae in Chile and 22 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 areas, 0 - 500 m
Yellow, 3 petals   Yellow, 6 petals      Shrub     

Good germination, 60 - 80 %   

Endemic    Rare

Height: 1.8 m.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Puya gilmartinii (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Puya gilmartinii

IV Region, Chungungo, Chile
Altitude: 20-150 m. 09 15, 2008

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Yellow, 3 petals
Yellow, 6 petals

Height: 1.8 m.

 

Image of Puya gilmartinii (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Puya gilmartinii

II Region, Camino a Chungungo, Chile
Altitude: 30 m. 10 29, 2007

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

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 Puya gilmartinii (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Puya gilmartinii

II Region, Camino a Chungungo, Chile
Altitude: 30 m. 10 29, 2007

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Puya gilmartinii (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Puya gilmartinii

II Region, Camino a Chungungo, Chile
Altitude: 30 m. 10 29, 2007

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

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

 

Relatively easy to cultivate

 

Good germination, 60 - 80 %

 


 

 


 

 

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

Deuterocohnia chrysantha

Fascicularia bicolor (Puñeñe / Chupón / Chupalla)

Fascicularia litoralis (Puñeñe / Chupón / Chupalla)

Greigia landbeckii (Chupón / Quiscal)

Greigia sphacelata

Ochagavia andina

Ochagavia carnea (Cardoncillo)

Ochagavia lindleyana

Ochagavia litoralis

Puya berteroniana (Puya / Chagual / Cardon / Magüey)

Puya boliviensis

Puya chilensis (Puya / Chagual)

Puya coerulea var. monteroana (Chagualillo)

Puya coerulea

Puya coerulea

Puya gilmartinii

Puya venusta (Chagualillo)

Tillandsia capillaris (Clavel del aire)

Tillandsia geissei

Tillandsia landbeckii

Tillandsia macronae

Tillandsia usneoides (Heno)

 

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