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Romerillo

Baccharis linearis

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Description

This medium-sized, leafy bush is abundant in central Chile and Argentina. It inhabits arid and degraded lands, both in the Coastal Cordillera and in the Andes, between the regions of Atacama and Araucania. Of great ornamental value, with evergreen foliage and beautiful white flowers.

State of conservation

No MMA information

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Asterales

Family

Asteraceae

Foliar regimen
Growth
Blooming time

January – March.

Flower color

Yellow

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, where the dry period without rainfall lasts 3-5 months. Rainfall reaches 400 – 800 mm per year, concentrated in winter, or to dryland areas, where the dry period without rainfall lasts 6 – 10 months. Rainfall reaches 100 – 300 mm per year, concentrated in winter.

Type of soil

Arid and degraded lands.

Uses

Ornamental and medicinal.

Distribution

From the Atacama Region to the Araucanía Region, in both mountain ranges, from 500 -2000 m.a.s.l.

Habitat and association

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