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Image of Maytenus disticha (Racoma / Maitencito). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Maytenus disticha

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, El Bolsón, Chile
Altitude: 1640 m. 11 26, 2006

 

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Species:  Maytenus disticha (Hook.f.) J.B.Urban
Family:  Celastraceae Identification OK   
Order:  Celastrales
Chilean Name:  Racoma , Maitencito
English Name: 
German Name: 
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Record:  0184
About 4 Maytenus in Chile and 4 in our data base.
About 4 Celastraceae in Chile and 4 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 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).     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.   In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % 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).   
High altitude close to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Red, 4 petals      Shrub     

Native    Not Frequent

Height: 60 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Maytenus disticha (Racoma / Maitencito). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Maytenus disticha

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, El Bolsón, Chile
Altitude: 1640 m. 11 26, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Red, 4 petals

Height: 60 cm.

 

Image of Maytenus disticha (Racoma / Maitencito). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Maytenus disticha

IX Region, Vilcun - Llaima, Chile
Altitude: 400-1500 m. 03 14, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line

 

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.
In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.

 

Image of Maytenus disticha (Racoma / Maitencito). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Maytenus disticha

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, El Bolsón, Chile
Altitude: 1640 m. 11 26, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Maytenus disticha (Racoma / Maitencito). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Maytenus disticha

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, El Bolsón, Chile
Altitude: 1640 m. 11 26, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (16) of Maytenus disticha (Hook.f.) J.B.Urban available here

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

Maytenus boaria (Maitén)

Maytenus chubutensis (Maiten de Chubut)

Maytenus disticha (Racoma / Maitencito)

Maytenus magellanica (Leña dura / Maitén de Magallanes / Palo duro)

 

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