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Image of Azara microphylla (Chin-chin / Roblecillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Azara microphylla

VII Region, Camino a Vilches y El Morillo, Chile
Altitude: 1000-1500 m. 01 26, 2006

 

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Species:  Azara microphylla Hook. f.
Family:  Flacourtiaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Violales
Chilean Name:  Chin-chin , Roblecillo
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0140
About 10 Azara in Chile and 8 in our data base.
About 11 Flacourtiaceae in Chile and 8 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.     In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % 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.
Yellow, without information on the number of petals   Green, without information on the number of petals      Shrub     

Good germination, 60 - 80 %   

Native    Frequent

Height: 50 m.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Azara microphylla (Chin-chin / Roblecillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Azara microphylla

VII Region, Camino a Vilches y El Morillo, Chile
Altitude: 1000-1500 m. 01 26, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Yellow, without information on the number of petals
Green, without information on the number of petals

Height: 50 m.

 

Image of Azara microphylla (Chin-chin / Roblecillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Azara microphylla

VII Region, Camino a Vilches y El Morillo, Chile
Altitude: 1000-1500 m. 01 26, 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.

 

Watering conditions:

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.

 

Image of Azara microphylla (Chin-chin / Roblecillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Azara microphylla

VII Region, Camino a Vilches y El Morillo, Chile
Altitude: 1000-1500 m. 01 26, 2006

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal

 

 

 

Image of Azara microphylla (Chin-chin / Roblecillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Azara microphylla

VII Region, Camino a Vilches y El Morillo, Chile
Altitude: 1000-1500 m. 01 26, 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.

 

 

Good germination, 60 - 80 %

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (9) of Azara microphylla 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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