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Arrayan Macho, Huayun

Rhaphithamnus spinosus

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Description

It is a native tree can be found in the humid forests of central Chile. It has bright green leaves and aromatic, dense foliage and dark green color. It requires a lot of water for its slow growth.

State of conservation

Vu

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Lamiales

Family

Verbenaceae

Foliar regimen

Perennial

Growth

Size of 7 meters high.

Medium growth speed

Blooming time

September- January, occasionally it can present flowers in the middle of winter.

 

Flower color

Violet and intense violet blue fruit.

Sun exposure

Expose to shade. pronounced slopes with southern exposure, deep precipices, or protection by a dense layer of vegetation under large trees.

Temperature

It resists down to -8°c, and can tolerate up to 2 weeks of snow per year.

Hydric regimen

Areas with constant rainfall, it does not tolerate drought for more than one month.

 

Type of soil

It can grow in dry and not very fertile soils, with good drainage and neutral to acid pH.

Uses

Ornamental

Distribution

In Chile, from the province of Limarí (IV region) to the province of Aysén (xi region), from the coastal mountain range to the Andean foothills, up to 950 m.a.s.l.

Habitat and association

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