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Peumo

Cryptocarya alba

$2500$12000 + IVA

Description

It is an evergreen tree endemic to the flora of Chile. It can be seen from the south of the Coquimbo region to the Araucanía region, both in the Coastal and Andean Cordillera. It grows rapidly in humid places and has ornamental, beekeeping and fruiting uses.

State of conservation

Without information

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Laurals

Family

Lauraceae

Foliar regimen

Perennial

Growth

Maximum size: 15 to 25 meters.

Growth rate: Fast.

Blooming time

August to December.

Flower color

Greenish yellow.

Sun exposure

To full sun, without any protection. Flat parts or slopes with northern exposure. Some shade. Some protection from sun by sparse vegetation, rocks, etc. in shade. Steep south-facing slopes, deep ravines, or protection by dense vegetation cover, under large trees.

Temperature

It resists low temperatures (-8°c), it can tolerate an occasional snowfall.

Hydric regimen

It grows in water or is found with its roots within a permanent watercourse. It corresponds to meadows, watercourses, lake edges, swamps, or in areas with constant rainfall, with short dry periods of no more than 1 month, or also in dry land, where the period without rainfall lasts 3 – 5 months. Rainfall reaches 400-800 mm per year, concentrated in winter.

Type of soil

Humid soils.

Uses

Ornamental, edible plant, forage, industrial use, medicinal.

Distribution

From the south of the province of Limarí (region of Coquimbo to the province of Cautín (region of Araucanía) from 500 -2000 m.a.s.l.

Habitat and association

Persea Lingue, Nlthofagus Oblkqua, Peumus Boldus.

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