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III Region, Carrizal Bajo, Chile
Altitude: 30 m. 09 18, 2006

 

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Species:  Lastarriaea chilensis J.Remy
Family:  Polygonaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
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Record:  2001
About 1 Lastarriaea in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 46 Polygonaceae in Chile and 8 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 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.   Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).     Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.   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.   Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
White, 5 petals      Annual     

Endemic    Very Frequent

Height: 15 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Lastarriaea chilensis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lastarriaea chilensis

III Region, Carrizal Bajo, Chile
Altitude: 30 m. 09 18, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Annual

Flower: White, 5 petals

Height: 15 cm.

 

Image of Lastarriaea chilensis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lastarriaea chilensis

III Region, Carrizal Bajo, Chile
Altitude: 30 m. 09 18, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.
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.
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.
Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).

 

Image of Lastarriaea chilensis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lastarriaea chilensis

III Region, Carrizal Bajo, Chile
Altitude: 30 m. 09 18, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Lastarriaea chilensis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lastarriaea chilensis

III Region, Carrizal Bajo, Chile
Altitude: 30 m. 09 18, 2006

 

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 photos (17) of Lastarriaea chilensis J.Remy available here

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

Chorizanthe frankenioides

Chorizanthe sp. #1917

Chorizanthe sp. #1406

Chorizanthe sp. #2380

Chorizanthe sp.

Lastarriaea chilensis

Polygonum bowenkampii

Polygonum sp. #1565

Polygonum sp. #1573

Polygonum sp. #1580

Rumex acetosella (Vinagrillo / Romacilla aceitosa)

Unidentified Plant sp. #1980

 

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