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Useful Temperate Plants

Boquila trifoliolata

(DC.) Decne.

Lardizabalaceae

+ Synonyms

Boquila discolor (Kunze ex Poepp. & Endl.) Decne.

Lardizabala discolor Kunze ex Poepp. & Endl.

Lardizabala trifoliolata DC.

Common Name:

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General Information

Boquila trifoliolata is an evergreen climbing shrub with stems around 6 metres long. It climbs into the surrounding vegetation, supporting itself by twining[
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ChileFlora
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http://www.chileflora.com/index.html
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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.
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The lant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of materials. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
ChileFlora
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Author
 
Website
http://www.chileflora.com/index.html
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Year
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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.
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1691
Title
An Overview of Lardizabalaceae
Publication
Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 2012 vol. 29 (3): pp. 235-276
Author
Christenhusz M.J.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

S. America - central Chile, western Argentina

Habitat

Evergreen to semi-deciduous forests; at elevations from 100 - 600 metres[
1691
Title
An Overview of Lardizabalaceae
Publication
Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 2012 vol. 29 (3): pp. 235-276
Author
Christenhusz M.J.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
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Properties

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HabitEvergreen Climber
Height6.00 m
PollinatorsFlies, Insects
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Boquila trifoliolata is native to the warm temperate regions of central Chile and western Argentina, where it can often experience snow for up to 2 weeks a year. It is not, however, a very cold-hardy plant, being able to tolerate temperatures down to around -8°c when fully dormant[
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Title
ChileFlora
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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.
,
1691
Title
An Overview of Lardizabalaceae
Publication
Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 2012 vol. 29 (3): pp. 235-276
Author
Christenhusz M.J.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. Rainfall generally occurs all year round, sometimes with short dry spells of up to 4 weeks[
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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.
].
Prefers a position in semi-shade, preferring a moist, humus-rich soil[
1691
Title
An Overview of Lardizabalaceae
Publication
Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 2012 vol. 29 (3): pp. 235-276
Author
Christenhusz M.J.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. Plants are often found in deep shade in the wild and is also sometimes found growing in shallow water such as bogs, marshes and river banks[
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Title
ChileFlora
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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.
].
A dioecious species, both male and female plants are needed to produce the small but edible fruit[
1691
Title
An Overview of Lardizabalaceae
Publication
Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 2012 vol. 29 (3): pp. 235-276
Author
Christenhusz M.J.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
]

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
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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.
,
1691
Title
An Overview of Lardizabalaceae
Publication
Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 2012 vol. 29 (3): pp. 235-276
Author
Christenhusz M.J.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Medicinal

The plant (part not specified) is used to treat eye infections[
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Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 76
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
1989
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. This volume contains a monograph of the genus Zapoteca (Calliandra) amongst other things.
].

Other Uses

The stems are used as tying materials and are a source of cordage[
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Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 76
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
1989
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. This volume contains a monograph of the genus Zapoteca (Calliandra) amongst other things.
].

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe when it usually germinates readily[
1691
Title
An Overview of Lardizabalaceae
Publication
Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 2012 vol. 29 (3): pp. 235-276
Author
Christenhusz M.J.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. Germination rates are generally 60 - 80%[
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.
].
Cuttings of fairly mature wood taken in the summer and rooted in a cold frame[
1691
Title
An Overview of Lardizabalaceae
Publication
Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 2012 vol. 29 (3): pp. 235-276
Author
Christenhusz M.J.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2024-07-18. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Boquila+trifoliolata>

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