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II Region, Rio San Pedro, Chile
Altitude: 3200 m. 11 27, 2007

 

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Species:  Tiquilia atacamensis (Phil.) A.T. Richardson
Family:  Boraginaceae Identification doubtful, we are going to check it in the near future. Certainty 80 %.   
Order:  Bromeliales
Chilean Name: 
English Name:  crinklemat
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  2708
About 5 Tiquilia in Chile and 3 in our data base.
About 113 Boraginaceae in Chile and 39 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.   
High altitude close to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Blue, 5 petals      Perennial     

Endemic    Frequent

Height: 30 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Tiquilia atacamensis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tiquilia atacamensis

II Region, Rio San Pedro, Chile
Altitude: 3200 m. 11 27, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Blue, 5 petals

Height: 30 cm.

 

Image of Tiquilia atacamensis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tiquilia atacamensis

II Region, Rio San Pedro, Chile
Altitude: 3200 m. 11 27, 2007

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

High altitude close to the timber line
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.

 

Light conditions:

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

 

Image of Tiquilia atacamensis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tiquilia atacamensis

II Region, Rio San Pedro, Chile
Altitude: 3200 m. 11 27, 2007

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Tiquilia atacamensis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Tiquilia atacamensis

II Region, Rio San Pedro, Chile
Altitude: 3200 m. 11 27, 2007

 

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 photos (17) of Tiquilia atacamensis (Phil.) A.T. Richardson available here

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Amsinckia tesselata

Boraginaceae sp. #1286

Boraginaceae sp. #1378

Boraginaceae sp. #1942

Cordia decandra (Carboncillo / Carbón)

Cryptantha cynoglossoides

Cryptantha diffusa

Cryptantha gnaphalioides

Cryptantha involucrata

Cryptantha sp. #1590

Cryptantha sp. #1592

Cryptantha sp. #1595

Cryptantha sp. #1951

Cryptantha sp. #2759

Cryptantha subamplexicaulis

Cynoglossum creticum (Trupa / Garrapatilla)

Echium vulgare (Hierba azul / Viborera / Ortiguilla)

Heliotopium floridum

Heliotropium chenopodiaceum

Heliotropium curassavicum

Heliotropium filifolium

Heliotropium geissei

Heliotropium lineariifolium (Palito negro / Monte negro)

Heliotropium megalanthum

Heliotropium megalanthum

Heliotropium myosotifolium

Heliotropium pycnophyllum

Heliotropium sinuatum

Heliotropium stenophyllum (Palito negro)

Heliotropium taltalense

Pectocarya linearis

Plagiobothrys sp. #1497

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Tiquilia tacnensis

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