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Maqui

Aristotelia chilensis

$6500$8000 + IVA

Description

It is a botanical species native to southern Chile. This small dioecious tree is very adaptable to various climates. The fruit is edible and before the arrival of the Spaniards its wild fruits were already consumed by the Mapuches, and currently, it is also often used to make jam and juice.

State of conservation

Without information.

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Oxalidals

Family

Elaeocarpaceae

Foliar regimen

Perennial

Growth

Maximum size: 4 to 5 meters.

Growth rate: Fast.

Blooming time

October and early November.

Flower color

Small creamy-yellow flowers.

Sun exposure

Fully expose the sun, flat parts or slopes with northern exposure. Also to 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

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

Type of soil

Humid soils.

Uses

Edible, ornamental, medicinal fruit.

Distribution

From the Coquimbo region to the Aysén and Juan Fernández regions, from 0 to 2,000 m.a.s.l.

Habitat and association

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