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Image of Myrceugenia correifolia (Petrillo / Petrilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Myrceugenia correifolia

V Region, Pichidangui, Chile
Altitude: 50-700 m. 02 09, 2007

 

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Species:  Myrceugenia correifolia (Hook & Arn.) O.Berg
Family:  Myrtaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Myrtales
Chilean Name:  Petrillo , Petrilla
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0405
About 16 Myrceugenia in Chile and 9 in our data base.
About 28 Myrtaceae in Chile and 17 in our data base.

 

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 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.   
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
White, 4 petals      Tree     

Endemic    Rare

Height: 5 m.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Myrceugenia correifolia (Petrillo / Petrilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Myrceugenia correifolia

V Region, Pichidangui, Chile
Altitude: 50-700 m. 02 09, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Tree

Flower: White, 4 petals

Height: 5 m.

 

Image of Myrceugenia correifolia (Petrillo / Petrilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Myrceugenia correifolia

V Region, Pichidangui, Chile
Altitude: 50-700 m. 02 09, 2007

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.

 

Watering conditions:

Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.
Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.

 

Image of Myrceugenia correifolia (Petrillo / Petrilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Myrceugenia correifolia

V Region, Pichidangui, Chile
Altitude: 50-700 m. 02 09, 2007

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

Useful properties:

Edible plant

 

 

 

Image of Myrceugenia correifolia (Petrillo / Petrilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Myrceugenia correifolia

V Region, Pichidangui, Chile
Altitude: 50-700 m. 02 09, 2007

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (13) of Myrceugenia correifolia (Hook & Arn.) O.Berg available here

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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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