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Huingán

Schinus polygamus

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Description

It is endemic to Chile and other South American countries. This evergreen tree is fast growing, and is an extremely hardy species.

State of conservation

No MMA information

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Sapindales

Family

Anacardaceae

Foliar regimen

Perennial

Growth

Maximum height size from 1 to 4 meters.

Rapid growth rate.

Blooming time

From October to December.

Flower color

Yellow

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

From secano areas, where the dry season lasts 3-5 months and rainfall reaches 400-800 mm/year, concentrated in winter, to extremely arid areas, with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8-10 months and in some years there may be no rainfall, which may be <100 mm/year.

Type of soil

Preferably poor, arid soils

Uses

Ornamental

Distribution

From Copiapó (III Region) to Valdivia (Los Ríos Region).

Habitat and association

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