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Sophora macrocarpa

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Description

It is an evergreen bush endemic to central-southern Chile. It grows between the Valparaíso and Araucanía regions, and is used as an ornamental because of its abundant flowering.

State of conservation

No MMA information

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Fabales

Family

Fabaceae

Foliar regimen

Perennial

Growth

Maximum height size 3 meters.

Medium growth rate.

Blooming time

Late winter to December.

Flower color

Yellow

Sun exposure

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

Temperature

Resists temperatures of -8°c.

Hydric regimen

Secano, where the period without rainfall lasts 3-5 months. Rainfall reaches 400-800 mm, concentrated in winter.

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

Type of soil

Generally in degraded soils.

Uses

Ornamental, medicinal and to recover degraded soils.

Distribution

From the province of Choapa (Coquimbo region) to the province of Malleco (Araucanía region), from 2000 m.a.s.l. in the foothills of the pre-mountain range.

Habitat and association

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