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Palqui

Cestrum parqui

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Description

It is a species of the family “solanaceae” native to Central and South America. This woody bush with a pungent odor is considered a problem due to its toxicity to livestock and poultry that eat it. However, it has medicinal uses, its infusion lowers fever in flus and other common illnesses.

State of conservation

No MMA information

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Solanales.

Family

Solanaceae

Foliar regimen

Perennial

Growth

Maximum height size 3 meters.

Medium growth rate.

Blooming time

Late spring to autumn.

Flower color

Yellowish green.

Sun exposure

To full sun without any protection. Flat parts or slopes with northern exposure.

Temperature

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

Hydric regimen

Areas with constant rainfall, short dry periods are possible but do not last more than 1 month to dryland areas, where the period without rainfall lasts 3-5 months and reaches 400-800 mm per year, concentrated in winter.

Type of soil

Degraded and dry soils.

Uses

Toxic to cattle and chickens.

Ornamental and medicinal.

Distribution

From 0 to 2000 m.a.s.l.

Habitat and association

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