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Boldo

Peumus boldus

$3000$6000 + IVA

Description

This tree is endemic to Chile. Its leaves, with a strong aroma, are used for culinary and medicinal purposes. They can be frequently found in the central zone of Chile; the species grows between the south of the Coquimbo region and the Los Ríos region.

State of conservation

No information Mma.

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Laurals

Family

Monimiaceae

Foliar regimen

Perennial

Growth

Size 15 meters.

Very slow growth rate.

Blooming time

August and September.

Flower color

Whitish.

Sun exposure

Fully exposed to sun, without any protection, on flat parts or slopes of northern exposure. also with some shade by thin vegetation, rocks, etc. Also in the shade on steep slopes of southern exposure, or with protection by dense layers of vegetation, under large trees.

Temperature

Resists temperatures of -8°c, can resist occasional snow.

Hydric regimen

In secano annual rainfall 400-800 mm concentrated in winter, without rain 3-5 months to areas with constant rainfall, with short dry periods of no more than 1 month.

Type of soil

Little humid and slightly acid soils.

Uses

Edible and medicinal.

Distribution

From the province of Limarí (Coquimbo region) to the province of Osorno (Los Lagos region).

Habitat and association

It grows mixed with persea lingue, cryptocarya alba, lithrea caustica. In more or less humid ravines it is also associated with gevuina avellana, luma apiculata, sophora cassioides, citronella mucronata.

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