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Tralhuén

Talguenea quinquinervia

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Description

This endemic bush can be found between the Coquimbo and Ñuble regions. Its branches have numerous thorns, which makes it a useful species for use as a living fence.

State of conservation

No MMA information

Division

Tracheophyta.

Order

Rose bushes

Family

Rhamnaceae

Foliar regimen

Deciduous.

Growth

Maximum height size 3 meters.

Medium growth rate.

Blooming time

August to October

Flower color

White

Sun exposure

In some shade. Some protection from the sun by sparse vegetation, rocks, etc.

Temperature

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

Hydric regimen

Secano, where the period without rainfall lasts 3-5 months. Rainfall reaches 400-800 mm per year, concentrated in winter.

Type of soil

Degraded hillside land.

Uses

Melliferous aptitude.

Distribution

From Coquimbo to the Biobío region in inland valleys, coastal mountain range, from 500 to 2000 m.a.s.l.

Habitat and association

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