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VIII Region, Laguna Laja, Chile
Altitude: 1600 m. 01 23, 2007

 

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Species:  Rhodophiala araucana type A
Family:  Amaryllidaceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
Order:  Liliales
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Record:  1704
About 26 Rhodophiala in Chile and 21 in our data base.
About 38 Amaryllidaceae in Chile and 30 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: Copiapķ, 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, Curicķ.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepciķn, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucķn.
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.   Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Red, 6 petals      Perennial   Bulb Plant     

Native    Not Frequent

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Rhodophiala araucana (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Rhodophiala araucana

VIII Region, Laguna Laja, Chile
Altitude: 1600 m. 01 23, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial
Bulb Plant

Flower: Red, 6 petals

 

Image of Rhodophiala araucana (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Rhodophiala araucana

VIII Region, Laguna Laja, Chile
Altitude: 1600 m. 01 23, 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:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).
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.

 

Image of Rhodophiala araucana (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Rhodophiala araucana

VIII Region, Laguna Laja, Chile
Altitude: 1600 m. 01 23, 2007

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

 

 

 

Image of Rhodophiala araucana (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Rhodophiala araucana

VIII Region, Laguna Laja, Chile
Altitude: 1600 m. 01 23, 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 photos (10) of Rhodophiala araucana type A available here

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Phycella bicolor (Azucena del diablo)

Phycella ignea (Aņaņuca de fuego)

Phycella scarlatina

Placea arzae (Placea)

Placea ornata

Rhodophiala advena

Rhodophiala advena

Rhodophiala advena

Rhodophiala ananuca

Rhodophiala andicola (Aņaņuca de los volcanes)

Rhodophiala araucana

Rhodophiala araucana

Rhodophiala bagnoldii (Aņaņuca amarilla)

Rhodophiala bagnoldii

Rhodophiala bakeri

Rhodophiala laeta (Aņaņuca rosada)

Rhodophiala moelleri

Rhodophiala montana (Aņaņuca de las montaņas)

Rhodophiala phycelloides (Revienta ojos)

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