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Luma

Amomyrtus luma

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Description

It is an evergreen evergreen tree species that grows in the temperate forests of Chile and Argentina. It is a slow-growing tree whose edible fruit is used to make jams and chicha. It is an ornamental tree, used as a species of bee flora.

State of conservation

No information

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Myrtales

Family

Myrtaceae

Foliar regimen

Perennial

Growth

Maximum size: 20 meters

Growth rate: Slow

Blooming time

September – November

Flower color

Aromatic white flowers and very aromatic leaves.

Sun exposure

Some shade. Some protection from the sun by sparse vegetation, rocks, etc.

Temperature

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

Hydric regimen

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

Type of soil

It inhabits humid places, especially on the banks of watercourses.

Uses

Importance for honey, wood, ornamental matters.

Distribution

From the province of Talca, Maule Region, to the Aysén Region. 650 m.a.s.l.

Habitat and association

Associated with other myrtaceae and others such as Drymis Winteri, Embothrium Coccineum, Podocarpus Nubigena and Saxegothaea Conspicua.

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