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Corcolén, Maqui Blanco, Maquicillo

Azara petiolaris

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Description

This bush or small tree is endemic to the Chilean flora. It grows between the Coquimbo and Ñuble regions, in an altitudinal range between 600-1500 meters above sea level.

State of conservation

No MMA information

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Malpighiales

Family

Salicaceae

Foliar regimen

Perennial

Growth

Maximum height size 10 meters.

Rapid growth rate.

Blooming time

Late July – October.

Flower color

Yellow

Sun exposure

In the shade, on steep slopes with southern exposure.

Temperature

It resists occasional, not prolonged frosts down to approx. -5 °c.

Hydric regimen

Secano, where the period without rainfall lasts 3-5 months. rainfall reaches 400-800 mm, concentrated in winter.

Areas with constant rainfall, with short dry periods but lasting no more than 1 month.

Type of soil

Stony slopes, humid soils.

Uses

Ornamental

Distribution

From the Coquimbo Region to the province of Ñuble (VIII region), from 540 – 1800 m.a.s.l.

Habitat and association

It grows associated with quillay (quillaja saponaria), litre (lithrea caustica), peumo (cryptocarya alba), huingan (schinus polygama).

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