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Lingue

Persea lingue

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Description

It is a tree species endemic to Chile and Argentina, which is threatened by habitat loss. This evergreen tree is distributed in the regions of Valparaíso, Metropolitana, O’Higgins, Maule, Biobío, Araucanía, Los Ríos and Los Lagos.

State of conservation

LC (from Maule Region to the south), VU (O’Higgins Region to the north)

Division

Tracheophyta

Order

Laurals

Family

Lauraceae

Foliar regimen

Perennial

Growth

Maximum size: 30 meters.

Rate of growth: Slow.

Blooming time

From September to January.

Flower color

Yellow

Sun exposure

Expose to some shade

Temperature

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

Hydric regimen

Areas with constant rainfall, short dry periods are possible but it does not last more than 1 month.

Type of soil

Humid and deep soils.

Uses

Wood

Distribution

Province of Quillota (Valparaíso region) to Chiloé (Los Lagos region) up to 900 ma.s.l.

Habitat and association

Cryptocaria Alba, Peumus Boldus, Laurelia Sempervirens, Laureliopsis Philippiana, Weinmannia Trichosperma, Drimys Winteri, Lomatia Ferruginea, Lomatia Hirsuta.

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