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Guayacán, Huayacán, Palo Santo

Porlieria chilensis

$7000 + IVA

Description

Endemic to central Chile. It grows naturally between the IV and VI region, and can be found up to 1,300 ma.s.l, often on slopes and rocky places. It is a common component in the sclerophyllous forest of which it forms part.

State of conservation

Vu

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Zygophyllales

Family

Zygophyllaceae

Foliar regimen

Perennial

Growth

Maximum height size 4 meters.

Slow growth rate.

Blooming time
Flower color

Dark purple.

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

Type of soil
Uses

Wood, ornamental and medicinal.

Distribution

Limarí (IV Region) to Colchagua (VI Region) up to 1300 m.a.s.l.

Habitat and association

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