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Image of Malesherbia sp.  #Z 8084 (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Malesherbia sp. #Z 8084

IV Region, Los Morros, Chile
Altitude: 700-1900 m. 10 24, 2008

 

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Species:  Malesherbia sp. #Z 8084
Family:  Malesherbiaceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
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Record:  Z 8084
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 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.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Blue, 7 - 14 petals      Annual     

    Not Frequent

Height: 15 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Malesherbia sp.  #Z 8084 (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Malesherbia sp. #Z 8084

IV Region, Los Morros, Chile
Altitude: 700-1900 m. 10 24, 2008

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Annual

Flower: Blue, 7 - 14 petals

Height: 15 cm.

 

Image of Malesherbia sp.  #Z 8084 (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Malesherbia sp. #Z 8084

IV Region, Los Morros, Chile
Altitude: 700-1900 m. 10 24, 2008

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line

 

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 Malesherbia sp.  #Z 8084 (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Malesherbia sp. #Z 8084

IV Region, Los Morros, Chile
Altitude: 700-1900 m. 10 24, 2008

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Malesherbia sp.  #Z 8084 (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Malesherbia sp. #Z 8084

IV Region, Los Morros, Chile
Altitude: 700-1900 m. 10 24, 2008

 

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 (1) of Malesherbia sp. #Z 8084 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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