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Image of Azara lanceolata (Aromo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

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VIII Region, Contulmo, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 02 20, 2006

 

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Species:  Azara lanceolata Hook.f.
Family:  Flacourtiaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Violales
Chilean Name:  Aromo
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Record:  0087
About 10 Azara in Chile and 8 in our data base.
About 11 Flacourtiaceae in Chile and 8 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 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.     In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.   In deep shadow. Deep ravines facing south with additional shadow from trees, or where there is a very dense vegetation cover which gives 80 - 100 % shadow (for instance, the Valdivian forests)     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
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Yellow, without information on the number of petals      Shrub     

Low germination, less than 30 %   

Native    Frequent

Height: 3 m.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Azara lanceolata (Aromo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Azara lanceolata

IX Region, Camino Huerquehue - Pucon, Chile
Altitude: 800-1200 m. 02 18, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Yellow, without information on the number of petals

Height: 3 m.

 

Image of Azara lanceolata (Aromo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Azara lanceolata

IX Region, Camino Huerquehue - Pucon, Chile
Altitude: 800-1200 m. 02 18, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 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:

In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.
In deep shadow. Deep ravines facing south with additional shadow from trees, or where there is a very dense vegetation cover which gives 80 - 100 % shadow (for instance, the Valdivian forests)

 

Image of Azara lanceolata (Aromo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Azara lanceolata

IX Region, Camino Huerquehue - Pucon, Chile
Altitude: 800-1200 m. 02 18, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Azara lanceolata (Aromo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Azara lanceolata

VII Region, Radal Siete Tazas, Chile
Altitude: 400-850 m. 01 15, 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.

 

 

Low germination, less than 30 %

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (7) of Azara lanceolata Hook.f. available here

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

Azara alpina (Lilén de la cordillera)

Azara celastrina (Lilén)

Azara dentada (Aromo de Castilla / Corcolén)

Azara integrifolia (Corcolén)

Azara lanceolata (Aromo)

Azara microphylla (Chin-chin / Roblecillo)

Azara petiolaris (Maquicillo)

Azara serrata (Corcolén)

 

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