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Image of Linum chamissonis (Ñancolahuén / Retamilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Linum chamissonis

VII Region, Dunas de Putu, Chile
Altitude: 0-200 m. 01 01, 2002

 

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Species:  Linum chamissonis
Family:  Linaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Linales
Chilean Name:  Ñancolahuén , Retamilla
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Record:  1259
About 8 Linum in Chile and 4 in our data base.
About 9 Linaceae in Chile and 4 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   
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.   Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Yellow, 5 petals      Perennial     

    Frequent

Height: 40 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Linum chamissonis (Ñancolahuén / Retamilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Linum chamissonis

VII Region, Dunas de Putu, Chile
Altitude: 0-200 m. 01 01, 2002

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Yellow, 5 petals

Height: 40 cm.

 

Image of Linum chamissonis (Ñancolahuén / Retamilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Linum chamissonis

VII Region, Dunas de Putu, Chile
Altitude: 0-200 m. 01 01, 2002

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Low altitude, interior valleys

 

Watering conditions:

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.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal

 

 

 

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 species from the same Linaceae family in our data base:

Linum bienne (Lino silvestre)

Linum chamissonis (Ñancolahuén / Retamilla)

Linum paposanum

Linum sp. #1724

 

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