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Espino

Acacia caven

$2500$6000 + IVA

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Description

It is a native species of Chile, and is also found in Argentina. This recognizable tree by its branches with thorns and yellow flowers grows in the regions of Atacama, Coquimbo, Valparaiso, Metropolitan Santiago, O’Higgins, Maule, Biobio.

State of conservation

No MMA information

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Fabals

Family

Fabaceae.

Foliar regimen

Perennial

Growth

Maximum height size 6 meters.

Rapid growth rate.

Blooming time

August – November.

Flower color

Yellow-Golden.

Orange-Yellowish.

Sun exposure

Fully exposed to sun, flat parts or slopes with northern exposure.

Temperature

Resists occasional, not prolonged frosts down to about -5°c.

Hydric regimen

Secano areas, where the dry period without rainfall lasts 6- 10 months, rainfall reaches 100- 300 mm per year, concentrated in winter, or also where the dry period without rainfall lasts 3- 5 months, reaching 400- 800 mm per year, concentrated in winter.

Type of soil

Acid, with good organic matter content.

Uses

Charcoal, wood.

Distribution

From the province of Copiapó to the province of Valdivia, between 60 – 1200 m.a.s.l.

Habitat and association

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