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VI Region, Junta de Toros camino hacia paso Agua Negra, km. 5 -8, Chile
Altitude: 2200 - 2600 m. 11 05, 2007

 

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Species:  Phacelia setigera Phil.
Family:  Hydrophyllaceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
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Record:  1438
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 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
White, 5 petals      Perennial     

    Frequent

Height: 30 cm.

No ornamental value (C)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Phacelia setigera (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Phacelia setigera

VI Region, Junta de Toros camino hacia paso Agua Negra, km. 20, Chile
Altitude: 2600 - 3000 m. 11 04, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: White, 5 petals

Height: 30 cm.

 

Image of Phacelia setigera (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Phacelia setigera

VI Region, Junta de Toros camino hacia paso Agua Negra, km. 20, Chile
Altitude: 2600 - 3000 m. 11 04, 2007

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line

 

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.

 

Image of Phacelia setigera (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Phacelia setigera

VI Region, Junta de Toros camino hacia paso Agua Negra, km. 20, Chile
Altitude: 2600 - 3000 m. 11 04, 2007

 

USES

No ornamental value (C)

 

 

 

 

Image of Phacelia setigera (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Phacelia setigera

VI Region, Junta de Toros camino hacia paso Agua Negra, km. 5 -8, Chile
Altitude: 2200 - 2600 m. 11 05, 2007

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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