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Image of Embothrium coccineum fma. andina (Notro andino / Ciruelillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Embothrium coccineum fma. andina

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

 

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Species:  Embothrium coccineum J.R. & G. Forst fma. andina
Family:  Proteaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Proteales
Chilean Name:  Notro andino , Ciruelillo
English Name: 
German Name: 
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Record:  0272
About 2 Embothrium in Chile and 2 in our data base.
About 7 Proteaceae in Chile and 7 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   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 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.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Red, 4 petals      Shrub     

Native    Frequent

Height: 1.2 m.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Embothrium coccineum fma. andina (Notro andino / Ciruelillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Embothrium coccineum fma. andina

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

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Red, 4 petals

Height: 1.2 m.

 

Image of Embothrium coccineum fma. andina (Notro andino / Ciruelillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Embothrium coccineum fma. andina

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:

Medium altitude up to the timber line

 

Watering conditions:

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.

 

Image of Embothrium coccineum fma. andina (Notro andino / Ciruelillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Embothrium coccineum fma. andina

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

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal
Edible plant

 

 

 

Image of Embothrium coccineum fma. andina (Notro andino / Ciruelillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Embothrium coccineum fma. andina

IX Region, Vilcun - Llaima, Chile
Altitude: 400-1500 m. 03 14, 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 (5) of Embothrium coccineum J.R. & G. Forst fma. andina available here

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

Embothrium coccineum fma. andina (Notro andino / Ciruelillo)

Embothrium coccineum (Notro, ciruelillo)

Gevuina avellana (Avellano / Gevuín)

Lomatia dentada (Avellanillo / Avellanito / Palo negro / Piñol)

Lomatia ferruginea (Fuinque / Palmilla)

Lomatia hirsuta (Radal / Raral / Nogal silvestre)

Orites myrtoidea (Radal enano)

 

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