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IV Region, Caleta Sarco, Chile
Altitude: 100 m. 09 16, 2008

 

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Species:  Viola polypoda Turcz.
Family:  Violaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Violales
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Record:  1112
About 72 Viola in Chile and 21 in our data base.
About 73 Violaceae in Chile and 21 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.   Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).     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.   
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
Yellow, 5 petals      Annual     

    Frequent

Height: 10 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Viola polypoda (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Viola polypoda

IV Region, Caleta Sarco, Chile
Altitude: 100 m. 09 16, 2008

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Annual

Flower: Yellow, 5 petals

Height: 10 cm.

 

Image of Viola polypoda (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Viola polypoda

IV Region, Caleta Sarco, Chile
Altitude: 100 m. 09 16, 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.

 

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 Viola polypoda (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Viola polypoda

IV Region, Caleta Sarco, Chile
Altitude: 100 m. 09 16, 2008

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Viola polypoda (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Viola polypoda

IV Region, Caleta Sarco, Chile
Altitude: 100 m. 09 16, 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).

 

 

 


 

 

 

Recommended germination temperature: +14°C +18°C

 

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More photos (4) of Viola polypoda Turcz. available here

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

Viola arvensis (Violeta / Pensamiento)

Viola atropurpurea

Viola congesta (Violeta de los volcanes)

Viola cotyledon (Hierba de corazón)

Viola fluehmannii

Viola glacialis

Viola litoralis

Viola maculata (Violeta amarilla)

Viola philippii

Viola polypoda

Viola portalesia (Violeta arbustiva)

Viola reichei

Viola rosulata

Viola rubella (Violeta arbustiva)

Viola sp. #1166

Viola sp. #1551

Viola sp. #1702

Viola sp. #2501

Viola sp.

Viola subandina

Viola taltalensis

Viola volcanica

 

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