Fagelia thyrsiflora (Graham) Kuntze
Calceolaria thyrsiflora is a copiously branched shrub growing 60 - 80cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
S. America - Chile.
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[
]. It requires abundant moisture in the summer and a dry winter[
]. Plants can be grown outdoors in the mildest areas of the temperate zone[
Grows best in a sunny position[
The leaves are used in the treatment of sore throats, gums, lips and tongue[
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse.
Division in spring.