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Image of Azara celastrina (Lilén). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Azara celastrina

V Region, Cuesta La Dormida & La Campana, Chile
Altitude: 800-1200 m. 05 27, 2006

 

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Species:  Azara celastrina D.Don
Family:  Flacourtiaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Violales
Chilean Name:  Lilén
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0419
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 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.     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.   
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Yellow, without information on the number of petals      Tree     

Endemic    Frequent

Height: 7 m.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Azara celastrina (Lilén). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Azara celastrina

V Region, Cuesta La Dormida & La Campana, Chile
Altitude: 800-1200 m. 05 27, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Tree

Flower: Yellow, without information on the number of petals

Height: 7 m.

 

Image of Azara celastrina (Lilén). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Azara celastrina

V Region, Cuesta La Dormida & La Campana, Chile
Altitude: 800-1200 m. 05 27, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

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 Azara celastrina (Lilén). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Azara celastrina

V Region, Cuesta La Dormida & La Campana, Chile
Altitude: 800-1200 m. 05 27, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Azara celastrina (Lilén). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Azara celastrina

V Region, Cuesta La Dormida & La Campana, Chile
Altitude: 800-1200 m. 05 27, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (2) of Azara celastrina D.Don 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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