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Pimiento

Schinus molle

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Description

It is a woody tree native to the Central Andes of Peru, Chile, Bolivia and northwestern Argentina. It is one of the most abundant species in the Americas with a wide distribution in subtropical and tropical areas of South America. It is a drought and high temperature tolerant species. It is long-lived, hardy and perennial, although it does not tolerate frost well. For these reasons it is cultivated all over the world.

State of conservation

No MMA information

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Sapindales

Family

Anacardiaceae.

Foliar regimen

Perennial

Growth

Maximum height size of 6 to 8 meters.

Medium growth rate.

Blooming time
Flower color

Greenish white male flower.

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

Secano areas, where the dry period without rainfall lasts 6 to 10 months.

Rainfall reaches 100 – 300 mm per year, concentrated in winter.

Rainfall reaches 100 – 300 mm per year, concentrated in winter.

Type of soil

It grows in arid and saline soils.

Uses

Ornamental

Distribution

From the region of Arica to the Region of O’Higgins, from 0 to 2000 m.a.s.l.

Habitat and association

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