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IV Region, El Teniente, Chile
Altitude: 0-50 m. 11 30, 2010

 

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Species:  Malesherbia sp. 2218
Family:  Malesherbiaceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
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Record:  2218
About 29 Malesherbia in Chile and 6 in our data base.
About 29 Malesherbiaceae in Chile and 6 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.     Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).     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.   
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Blue, 7 - 14 petals      Perennial     

   

Height: 50 cm.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Malesherbia sp. (.). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Malesherbia sp.

IV Region, El Teniente, Chile
Altitude: 0-50 m. 11 30, 2010

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Blue, 7 - 14 petals

Height: 50 cm.

 

Image of Malesherbia sp. (.). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Malesherbia sp.

IV Region, El Teniente, Chile
Altitude: 0-50 m. 11 30, 2010

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

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.

 

Light conditions:

Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).

 

Image of Malesherbia sp. (.). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Malesherbia sp.

IV Region, El Teniente, Chile
Altitude: 0-50 m. 11 30, 2010

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Malesherbia sp. (.). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Malesherbia sp.

IV Region, El Teniente, Chile
Altitude: 0-50 m. 11 30, 2010

 

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 (1) of Malesherbia sp. 2218 available here

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

Malesherbia fasciculata

Malesherbia linearifolia (Estrella azúl de cordillera)

Malesherbia multiflora

Malesherbia paniculata

Malesherbia sp. #Z 8084

Malesherbia sp. (.)

 

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