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Image of Myrcianthes coquimbensis (Lucumillo / Arrayán). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Myrcianthes coquimbensis

IV Region, Camino Chungungo, Chile
Altitude: 200 m. 09 16, 2006

 

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Species:  Myrcianthes coquimbensis (Barneoud) Landrum & Grifo
Family:  Myrtaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Myrtales
Chilean Name:  Lucumillo , Arrayán
English Name: 
German Name: 
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Record:  0480
About 1 Myrcianthes in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 28 Myrtaceae in Chile and 17 in our data base.

 

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.   Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.     Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
White, 5 petals      Shrub     

Native    Not Frequent

Height: 2 m.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Myrcianthes coquimbensis (Lucumillo / Arrayán). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Myrcianthes coquimbensis

IV Region, Camino Chungungo, Chile
Altitude: 200 m. 09 16, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: White, 5 petals

Height: 2 m.

 

Image of Myrcianthes coquimbensis (Lucumillo / Arrayán). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Myrcianthes coquimbensis

IV Region, Camino Chungungo, Chile
Altitude: 200 m. 09 16, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

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 Myrcianthes coquimbensis (Lucumillo / Arrayán). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Myrcianthes coquimbensis

IV Region, Chungungo - Mina El Tofo, Chile
Altitude: 200-600 m. 09 16, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Myrcianthes coquimbensis (Lucumillo / Arrayán). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Myrcianthes coquimbensis

IV Region, Chungungo - Mina El Tofo, Chile
Altitude: 200-600 m. 09 16, 2006

 

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 (5) of Myrcianthes coquimbensis (Barneoud) Landrum & Grifo available here

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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)

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

 

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