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Image of Colletia spinosa (Crucero / Yaqui / Cunco). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Colletia spinosa

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

 

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Species:  Colletia spinosa Lam.
Family:  Rhamnaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Rhamnales
Chilean Name:  Crucero , Yaqui , Cunco
English Name: 
German Name: 
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Record:  0328
About 4 Colletia in Chile and 3 in our data base.
About 14 Rhamnaceae in Chile and 9 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.     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.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
White, 5 petals      Shrub     

    Frequent

Height: 2.5 m.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Colletia spinosa (Crucero / Yaqui / Cunco). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Colletia spinosa

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Chile
Altitude: 1400-2200 m. 01 18, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: White, 5 petals

Height: 2.5 m.

 

Image of Colletia spinosa (Crucero / Yaqui / Cunco). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Colletia spinosa

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Chile
Altitude: 1400-2200 m. 01 18, 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

 

Watering conditions:

Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 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 Colletia spinosa (Crucero / Yaqui / Cunco). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Colletia spinosa

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Chile
Altitude: 400-1550 m. 01 07, 2006

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal

 

 

 

Image of Colletia spinosa (Crucero / Yaqui / Cunco). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Colletia spinosa

VII Region, Camino a Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 500-2200 m. 01 13, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (3) of Colletia spinosa Lam. available here

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

Colletia sp. #1360

Colletia spinosa (Crucero / Yaqui / Cunco)

Colletia ulicina (Cunco rojo / Crucero)

Discaria articulata

Discaria nana (Discaria chica)

Discaria serratifolia (Chacay)

Retanilla ephedra (Frutilla del campo / Caman / Coquillo / Retamilla)

Talguenea quinquinervia (Tralhuen)

Trevoa trinervis (Tevo / Trevu)

 

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