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Tamarugo

Prosopis tamarugo

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Description

It is endemic to northern Chile, in the Tarapacá region. This species grows in the central plain of the Atacama Desert, in saline soils that do not support other trees, under which there are deep water tables fed from the altiplano.

State of conservation

En

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Fabales

Family

Fabaceae

Foliar regimen
Growth

Maximum height size 18 meters.

Slow growth rate.

Blooming time
Flower color

Yellow

Sun exposure

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

Temperature

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

Hydric regimen

Extremely arid areas, with very rare rainfall. the dry season lasts 8-12 months and in some years there may be no rainfall at all. rainfall < 100 mm/year.

Type of soil

Saline soils.

Uses

Ornamental, forage.

Distribution

From the province of Iquique (Tarapacá Region) to the province of El Loa (Antofagasta Region).

Habitat and association

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