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I am very interested a friend of mine told me about this a few weeks ago but didn't know the name.

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http://www.chileflora.com/Florachilena/FloraEnglish/HighResPages/EH1294.htm

Abstract

A new dithiophene, aphyllocladine, lupeonone, lupeol and apigenin were isolated and identified from Aphyllocladus denticulatus. Lupeyl acetate and lupeol were isolated from Urmenetea atacamensis.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0031942288807088

Hurmeneteaatacamensis02.jpg

http://www.plantsystematics.org/imgs/mbonifa/r/Asteraceae_Urmenetea_atacamensis_16660.html

(Looks like a different geology setting)

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Looks like a very interesting plant to try and grow, and, perhaps, experience!

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Sounds very cool. Would definately be keen to try a few seeds sasca

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man id love some seeds, sounds intereseting

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lol...bit of research

Coastal desert
These deserts occur in moderately cool to warm areas such as the Nearctic and Neotropical realm. A good example is the Atacama of Chile.

The cool winters of coastal deserts are followed by moderately long, warm summers. The average summer temperature ranges from 13-24° C; winter temperatures are 5° C or below. The maximum annual temperature is about 35° C and the minimum is about -4° C. In Chile, the temperature ranges from -2 to 5° C in July and 21-25° C in January.

The average rainfall measures 8-13 cm in many areas. The maximum annual precipitation over a long period of years has been 37 cm with a minimum of 5 cm.

The soil is fine-textured with a moderate salt content. It is fairly porous with good drainage. Some plants have extensive root systems close to the surface where they can take advantage of any rain showers.

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/deserts.php

sounds like my neck of the woods but dry...lol....could pull it off in a greenhouse and water neglect.

If theres a stash of seed about I'd be keen to put a few to good use sas :wink:

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awesome , I would kill for some seeds.

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I'll have what he is having :D

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Yesterday, I have received seeds from Chile of my friend. Perhaps the first image of urmenetea seeds posted in internet :P.

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:o:drool2: I think I peed a little...

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Hi mate any spair seeds? Sounds an intresting plant.

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I just love the color of the leaves. I know it is likely to do with the soil but it would be fun to see what a different medium would produce.

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I am in a good climate (not my profile one - have several). Was going to put into an automated grower. I am doing a Plant Science major and have access to analysis equipment too :)

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I have only 25 viable, the rest of them arent well developed. Polinization problems I suppose. :(

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Here are two journal articles on it. First is the full text of the one posted earlier and second is a review which mentions it as a substitute for coca.

I have no idea how to find the reference from the review which is:

Victoria Castro R. Ayquina y Toconce: Paisajes Culturales del Norte Arido de Chile 2001 Proyecto Fondecyt 101100682001

A DITHIOPHENE FROM APH YLLOCLADUS DENTICULATUS .pdf

Bioactive plants from Argentina and Bolivia.pdf

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I missed this thread, because of my absence, so I BUMP IT, in hope that, there are exciting developments.

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It does seem interesting.....whatever became of this?

did the seeds grow?

any reports on the plant, or its fx?

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I missed this one too due an abscence of a few years and would be interested to know of any developments. Someone must be growing them in our community by now..

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Just commenting to monitor for any updates :)

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