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Image of Azara petiolaris (Maquicillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Azara petiolaris

VII Region, Camino a El Melado, Chile
Altitude: 400-1200 m. 01 21, 2006

 

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Species:  Azara petiolaris (D.Don) I.M.Johnst.
Family:  Flacourtiaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Violales
Chilean Name:  Maquicillo
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Record:  0331
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 9.  The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).     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.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   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
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Yellow, without information on the number of petals      Shrub     

Low germination, less than 30 %   

Endemic    Frequent

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Azara petiolaris (Maquicillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Azara petiolaris

VII Region, Camino a El Melado, Chile
Altitude: 400-1200 m. 01 21, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Yellow, without information on the number of petals

 

Image of Azara petiolaris (Maquicillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Azara petiolaris

VII Region, Camino a El Melado, Chile
Altitude: 400-1200 m. 01 21, 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).
Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

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 Azara petiolaris (Maquicillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Azara petiolaris

VII Region, Pelarco, Las Placetas, Chile
Altitude: 900-1000 m. 09 05, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Azara petiolaris (Maquicillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Azara petiolaris

VII Region, Chileflora Lab., Chile
Altitude: 350 m. 05 08, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 9. The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).

 

 

Low germination, less than 30 %

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (8) of Azara petiolaris (D.Don) I.M.Johnst. 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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