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Lithraea caustica

$2500$4500 + IVA

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Description

It is a woody species endemic to Chile, distributed between the regions of Coquimbo and Biobío. It is known for the strong allergic reaction it produces on the skin, whose symptoms are: local irritation and inflammation, vesicles and very annoying blisters, which cause pain and itching.

State of conservation

No information

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Sapindales

Family

Anacardiaceae

Foliar regimen

Perennial

Growth

Maximum size: 6 meters

Rate of growth: Slow.

Blooming time

From September to December.

Flower color

Yellowish white.

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, where the period without rainfall lasts 3-5 months. Rainfall reaches 400-800 mm concentrated in winter to areas with constant rainfall, where short dry periods are possible but do not last more than 1 month.

Type of soil

No information

Uses

Melliferous importance and ornamental purposes.

Distribution

From the Coquimbo Region to the Araucanía Region, up to 2000 m.a.s.l.

Habitat and association

Acacia caven, Quillaja Saponaria, Peumus Boldus.

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