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Maiten

Maytenus boaria

$2500$9000 + IVA

Description

It is a tree native to South America Extra tropical. In Chile it can be found from the Atacama region to the Magallanes region. It is an evergreen tree that is often used as firewood, to produce charcoal, and as feed for livestock.

State of conservation

Without information.

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Celastrals

Family

Celastraceae

Foliar regimen

Perennial

Growth

Maximum size: 20 meters.

Growth rate: Fast.

Blooming time

August – September.

Flower color

Male flowers are brownish yellow. Female flowers are green with purple lines.

Sun exposure

Fully exposed to the sun without any protection. Flat parts or slopes with northern exposure.

Temperature

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

Hydric regimen

From areas with constant rainfall, short dry periods are possible but do not last more than 1 month, to secano areas, where the dry period without rainfall lasts 6-10 months and reaches 100-300 mm per year, concentrated in winter.

Type of soil

It grows in fertile, dry and humid soils, where it reaches its maximum development.

Uses

Ornamental, medicinal and of honey interest

Distribution

From the Atacama Region to the Magallanes Region, up to 2000 m.a.s.l.

Habitat and association

In the central zone it grows in association with Quillaja Saponaria, Acacia Caven, Lithrea Caustica and Kageneckia Angustifolia.

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