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Useful Temperate Plants

Calceolaria thyrsiflora

Graham

Calceolariaceae

+ Synonyms

Fagelia thyrsiflora (Graham) Kuntze

Common Name:

Calceolaria thyrsiflora
Flowering stems
Photograph by: Dick Culbert
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General Information

Calceolaria thyrsiflora is a copiously branched shrub growing 60 - 80cm tall[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.

Range

S. America - Chile.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height0.70 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Calceolaria thyrsiflora is native to central Chile, where it grows at low to medium elevations and experiences occasional low temperatures down to -8°c. It grows in somewhat dry areas, where the mean annual rainfall is around 400 - 800mm, mainly concentrated in the winter, and there is a dry season of 3 - 5 months[
330
Title
ChileFlora
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.chileflora.com/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Not realy a flora, but a lovely site with lots of helpful information for the gardener and an abundance of excellent photos covering over 2,000 species of Chilean plants.
]. It requires abundant moisture in the summer and a dry winter[
166
Title
The Milder Garden.
Publication
 
Author
Taylor. J.
Publisher
Dent
Year
1990
ISBN
 
Description
A good book on plants that you didn't know could be grown outdoors in Britain.
]. Plants can be grown outdoors in the mildest areas of the temperate zone[
166
Title
The Milder Garden.
Publication
 
Author
Taylor. J.
Publisher
Dent
Year
1990
ISBN
 
Description
A good book on plants that you didn't know could be grown outdoors in Britain.
].
Grows best in a sunny position[
330
Title
ChileFlora
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.chileflora.com/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Not realy a flora, but a lovely site with lots of helpful information for the gardener and an abundance of excellent photos covering over 2,000 species of Chilean plants.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are used in the treatment of sore throats, gums, lips and tongue[
61
Title
A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man.
Publication
 
Author
Usher. G.
Publisher
Constable
Year
1974
ISBN
0094579202
Description
Forget the sexist title, this is one of the best books on the subject. Lists a very extensive range of useful plants from around the world with very brief details of the uses. Not for the casual reader.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse.
Division in spring.

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