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Image of Myoschilos oblongum (Orocoipo / Codocoipo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Myoschilos oblongum

VII Region, Pelarco, Las Placetas, Chile
Altitude: 600-800 m. 08 15, 2006

 

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Species:  Myoschilos oblongum Ruiz et Pav.
Family:  Santalaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Santalales
Chilean Name:  Orocoipo , Codocoipo
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Record:  0145
About 1 Myoschilos in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 10 Santalaceae in Chile and 4 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   
1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.     Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Red, 5 petals      Shrub     

    Frequent

Height: 2 m.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Myoschilos oblongum (Orocoipo / Codocoipo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Myoschilos oblongum

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Chile
Altitude: 400-1550 m. 01 07, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Red, 5 petals

Height: 2 m.

 

Image of Myoschilos oblongum (Orocoipo / Codocoipo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Myoschilos oblongum

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Chile
Altitude: 400-1550 m. 01 07, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

Light conditions:

Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Myoschilos oblongum (Orocoipo / Codocoipo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Myoschilos oblongum

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Chile
Altitude: 400-1550 m. 01 07, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal

 

 

 

Image of Myoschilos oblongum (Orocoipo / Codocoipo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Myoschilos oblongum

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Chile
Altitude: 1400-2200 m. 01 18, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (15) of Myoschilos oblongum Ruiz et Pav. available here

More species from the same Santalaceae family in our data base:

Arjona patagonica

Myoschilos oblongum (Orocoipo / Codocoipo)

Nanodea muscosa

Quinchamalium chilense (Quinchamali)

Quinchamalium dombeyi

 

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