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Re: The plant world of Patagonia
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2017, 12:37:13 AM »
Junellia coralloides doing quite well for me!

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Re: The plant world of Patagonia
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2017, 12:41:06 AM »
Benthamiella patagonica

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Re: The plant world of Patagonia
« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2017, 08:02:59 AM »
Insanity. Both plants are fantastically nice. If you have pulled them from seed... or where one agrees such a thing here.?Nice you are present here. Thanks for the contribution.

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Re: The plant world of Patagonia
« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2017, 11:32:02 AM »
Both the Junellia and the Benthamiella  pictured by Sue were shown by her at the recent Glasgow show - where the Junellia won the Forrest Medal for the best plant in the show.
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Re: The plant world of Patagonia
« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2017, 07:15:34 PM »
This Junellia deserved to win a medal...Maggi.  A dream.

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Re: The plant world of Patagonia
« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2017, 07:16:48 PM »
From the Falkland Islands ... Olsynium filifolium

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Re: The plant world of Patagonia
« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2017, 08:40:27 PM »
Antennaria chilensis

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Re: The plant world of Patagonia
« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2017, 08:37:34 PM »
I was not aware of this thread. So let me post some pictures of last year in the beginning.


the seeds were gathered by me in Patagonia in 2013 and i was able to rise one single plant from seed to a flowering plant at home: Ourisia microphylla.
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Re: The plant world of Patagonia
« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2017, 08:42:09 PM »
A hostile plant, the slightest touch hurts you much. But a curious and beautiful flower. Not so compact as you may see it high in the mountains of the Andes. Raised from seeds bought at Chileflora.

Caiophora coronata.
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Re: The plant world of Patagonia
« Reply #39 on: May 24, 2017, 08:44:58 PM »
A Junellia, the most common in Argentina i think and far from the beauty, what we see above (Junellia coralloides)

Junellia patagonica
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Re: The plant world of Patagonia
« Reply #40 on: May 24, 2017, 09:07:53 PM »
Gerrit ... welcome again here. I am very pleased. Great pictures.

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Re: The plant world of Patagonia
« Reply #41 on: May 25, 2017, 09:41:03 AM »
Now plants and flowers growing this year.

Cistanthe sp. Collection number 1173 from the Chileflora catalogue.
The flower opens for a couple of hours and after that it is finished.

I have heard that this phenomenon occurs with the southern species, like some calandrinias. The reason should be the absence of flying insects, due to the very strong winds. Is there anybody who might confirm this? Mr. Sheader perhaps?

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Re: The plant world of Patagonia
« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2017, 09:52:32 AM »
Thomas, how is you little precious doing? Viola dasyphylla?
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Re: The plant world of Patagonia
« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2017, 03:00:39 PM »
Gerrit,
Nice to see a few South Americans in flower.
Your Junellia is J. micrantha. It occurs throughout most of Patagonia and prefers to grow in areas where the soil is wet in spring, drying out later in the year. It forms a flat mat, sometimes flowering around the edge of the mat, others with flowers over the whole mat. We need some of these well-flowered clones in cultivation. Flowers can be white, pink, or lavender in colour, usually with a dark spot at the base of the petals. For us, this grows vigorously both in pots and in raised beds outside. The prostrate stems root readily as they extend.
Despite the wind, insects are plentiful in the Patagonian mountains and steppe, including butterfies, moths, flies, bees and beetle and most of the colourful flowers are insect pollinated.
The Cistanthe is not from Patagonia, but from the drier more northern areas of Chile. Many calandinias have short-lived flowers but some open each flower daily over several days. Once pollinated, flowers go over quickly.

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Re: The plant world of Patagonia
« Reply #44 on: May 25, 2017, 03:34:36 PM »
Thomas, how is you little precious doing? Viola dasyphylla?

Gerrit ... Viola dasyphylla lives amazingly still. Maybe because I got the good advice from Martin ... she needs a lot of light. I took three photos quickly ... I do not know how long I can still look forward to it. It has grown even a bit ... there are still miracles.  ;D ;D

 


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