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VI Region, Termas del Flaco, Chile
Altitude: 1500-2000 m. 12 27, 2008

 

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Species:  Sisyrinchium philippii Klatt
Family:  Iridaceae Identification doubtful, we are going to check it in the near future. Certainty 80 %.   
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Record:  1416
About 18 Sisyrinchium in Chile and 18 in our data base.
About 42 Iridaceae in Chile and 32 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).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
White, 6 petals      Perennial     

    Frequent

Height: 30 cm.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Sisyrinchium philippii (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Sisyrinchium philippii

VI Region, Termas del Flaco, Chile
Altitude: 1500-2000 m. 12 27, 2008

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: White, 6 petals

Height: 30 cm.

 

Image of Sisyrinchium philippii (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Sisyrinchium philippii

VI Region, Termas del Flaco, Chile
Altitude: 1500-2000 m. 12 27, 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

 

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.

 

Image of Sisyrinchium philippii (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Sisyrinchium philippii

VI Region, Termas del Flaco, Chile
Altitude: 1500-2000 m. 12 27, 2008

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Calydorea xyphioides

Crocosmia x (Montbretia / Ballica)

Herbertia lahue (Lahue)

Iridaceae sp. #1048

Iridaceae sp. #1900

Libertia chilensis (Calle-calle / Tequel-tequel)

Libertia sessiliflora

Mastigostyla cyrtophylla

Olsynium frigidum (chamelo)

Sisyrinchium arenarium (Ñuño / Huilmo amarillo)

Sisyrinchium azureum (Claveillo azul)

Sisyrinchium chilense (Huilmo / Huilmo azul)

Sisyrinchium cuspidatum

Sisyrinchium graminifolium (Huilmo amarillo / Ñuño)

Sisyrinchium graminifolium

Sisyrinchium graminifolium

Sisyrinchium junceum ssp. junceum (Huilmo rosado)

Sisyrinchium junceum (Huilmo / Huilmo rosado)

Sisyrinchium junceum var. depauperatum

Sisyrinchium junceum ssp. colchaguense (Huilmo rosado)

Sisyrinchium junceum ssp. Depauperatum

Sisyrinchium patagonicum

Sisyrinchium pearcei (Huilmo)

Sisyrinchium philippii

Sisyrinchium scirpoideum var. scirpoideum

Sisyrinchium sp. #1708

Sisyrinchium striatum (Huilmo amarillo / Ñuño)

Solenomelus pedunculatus (Maicillo)

Solenomelus segethii (Clavelillo azul)

Tigridia philippiana

 

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