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I Region, Chusmiza, Chile
Altitude: 2900-3200 m. 06 20, 2009

 

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Species:  Mastigostyla cyrtophylla I.M.Johnst
Family:  Iridaceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
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Record:  2031
About 1 Mastigostyla in Chile and 1 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 9.  The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     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.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
   Perennial   Bulb Plant     

Native    Not Frequent

Height: 30 cm.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Mastigostyla cyrtophylla (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Mastigostyla cyrtophylla

I Region, Chusmiza, Chile
Altitude: 2900-3200 m. 06 20, 2009

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial
Bulb Plant

Height: 30 cm.

 

Image of Mastigostyla cyrtophylla (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Mastigostyla cyrtophylla

I Region, Chusmiza, Chile
Altitude: 2900-3200 m. 06 20, 2009

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys

 

Watering conditions:

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.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.

 

Image of Mastigostyla cyrtophylla (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Mastigostyla cyrtophylla

I Region, Chusmiza, Chile
Altitude: 2900-3200 m. 06 20, 2009

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

 

 

 

Image of Mastigostyla cyrtophylla (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Mastigostyla cyrtophylla

I Region, Chusmiza, Chile
Altitude: 2900-3200 m. 06 20, 2009

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 9. The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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