Previous slide
Next slide

Chañar

Geoffroea decorticans

This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.

Description

This dry tree inhabits arid forests in a wide area of south-central South America. In Chile it extends from the Arica and Parinacota Region to the Coquimbo Region. The seeds and fruits of this tree are edible for people and animals, and the yellow wood is used for carpentry.

State of conservation

No MMA information

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Fabales

Family

Fabaceae

Foliar regimen

Deciduous

Growth

Size 7 meters high.

Relatively fast growth rate

Blooming time

September to October.

Flower color

Orange yellow with red streaks.

Sun exposure

High luminosity.

Temperature

Tolerates short frosts down to -13°c. Adapts to desert conditions with extreme temperatures up to 40°c.

Hydric regimen

Resistant to drought in arid areas, living in dry land or with low rainfall. Resists low amounts of water.

Type of soil

It grows in marginal and degraded soils, adapted to highly saline soils where sulfates and carbonates dominate.

Uses

Human and animal food, wood.

Distribution

In Chile, from the province of Arica (I region) to the province of Elqui (IV region), up to 2300 m.a.s.l.

Habitat and association

Arid forests accompanied by carob trees (prosopis chilensis) and quebracho (senna candolleana).

You may also like