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Image of Myrceugenia exsucca (Pitrilla / Pitra / Patagua). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Myrceugenia exsucca

IX Region, Camino Caburga - Pucon, Chile
Altitude: 400-1200 m. 02 17, 2006

 

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Species:  Myrceugenia exsucca (DC.) O.Berg
Family:  Myrtaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Myrtales
Chilean Name:  Pitrilla , Pitra , Patagua
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0342
About 16 Myrceugenia in Chile and 9 in our data base.
About 28 Myrtaceae in Chile and 17 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   Edible plant   
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.     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.   Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.     The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores.   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
White, 4 petals      Tree     

Native    Very Frequent

Height: 10 m.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Myrceugenia exsucca (Pitrilla / Pitra / Patagua). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Myrceugenia exsucca

VII Region, Radal Siete Tasas, Chile
Altitude: 600-800 m. 04 01, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Tree

Flower: White, 4 petals

Height: 10 m.

 

Image of Myrceugenia exsucca (Pitrilla / Pitra / Patagua). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Myrceugenia exsucca

VII Region, Radal Siete Tasas, Chile
Altitude: 600-800 m. 04 01, 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:

The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores.
Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Myrceugenia exsucca (Pitrilla / Pitra / Patagua). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Myrceugenia exsucca

VII Region, Radal Siete Tasas, Chile
Altitude: 600-800 m. 04 01, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal
Edible plant

 

 

 

Image of Myrceugenia exsucca (Pitrilla / Pitra / Patagua). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Myrceugenia exsucca

VII Region, Radal Siete Tasas, Chile
Altitude: 600-800 m. 04 01, 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 (13) of Myrceugenia exsucca (DC.) O.Berg available here

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

Amomyrtus Luma (Luma / Cauchao / Reloncaví)

Blepharocalyx cruckshanksii (Temu / Palo colorado)

Luma apiculata (Arrayan / Palo colorado)

Luma chequen (Chequen / Arrayan blanco)

Myrceugenia chrysocarpa (Luma blanca / pitrilla)

Myrceugenia correifolia (Petrillo / Petrilla)

Myrceugenia exsucca (Pitrilla / Pitra / Patagua)

Myrceugenia lanceolata (Myrceugenia de hojas largas / Arrayancillo)

Myrceugenia ovata var. nannophylla (Myrceugenia de hojas chicas)

Myrceugenia pinifolia

Myrceugenia pinifolia

Myrceugenia planipes (Pitrilla / Pitra / Patagua de Valdivia)

Myrceugenia rufa (Hitigu)

Myrcianthes coquimbensis (Lucumillo / Arrayán)

Tepualia stipularis (Tepú / Tepu)

Ugni candollei

Ugni molinae (Murta / Murta blanca / Tautau / Murtilla)

 

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