It is an endemic tree of Chile, in the central zone. This species is facing conservation problems. Currently there are only three surviving specimens in only three growing areas between the Valparaíso and Coquimbo regions. The conservation of this tree is difficult because it only grows in coastal areas that are more exposed to the impact of tourism projects, real estate, roads, forest fires and droughts that could reduce its presence to a critical level.
Maximum size: 5 meters
Growth rate: Unknown.
Spring to summer.
Solitary, small yellow and white flowers.
Chilean coastal sclerophyllous forest.
Semiarid, relative humidity stable throughout the year.
Dry ravines with fog influence.
Edible animal, ornamental, medicinal fruit.
From Puerto Oscuro, Coquimbo to San Antonio.
Coastal border ravines.