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Image of Amomyrtus Luma (Luma / Cauchao / Reloncaví). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Amomyrtus Luma

X Region, Alerce Costero, Chile
Altitude: 700-900 m. 03 20, 2007

 

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Species:  Amomyrtus Luma (Molina) D. Legrand & Kausel
Family:  Myrtaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Myrtales
Chilean Name:  Luma , Cauchao , Reloncaví
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Record:  0756
About 2 Amomyrtus in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 28 Myrtaceae in Chile and 17 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.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
White, 5 petals      Tree     

Native    Very Frequent

Height: 20 m.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Amomyrtus Luma (Luma / Cauchao / Reloncaví). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Amomyrtus Luma

X Region, Alerce Costero, Chile
Altitude: 700-900 m. 03 20, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Tree

Flower: White, 5 petals

Height: 20 m.

 

Image of Amomyrtus Luma (Luma / Cauchao / Reloncaví). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Amomyrtus Luma

X Region, Alerce Costero, Chile
Altitude: 700-900 m. 03 20, 2007

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

Light conditions:

Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Amomyrtus Luma (Luma / Cauchao / Reloncaví). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Amomyrtus Luma

X Region, Alerce Costero, Chile
Altitude: 700-900 m. 03 20, 2007

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Amomyrtus Luma (Luma / Cauchao / Reloncaví). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Amomyrtus Luma

X Region, Alerce Costero, Chile
Altitude: 700-900 m. 03 20, 2007

 

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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (7) of Amomyrtus Luma (Molina) D. Legrand & Kausel available here

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

Amomyrtus Luma (Luma / Cauchao / Reloncaví)

Blepharocalyx cruckshanksii (Temu / Palo colorado)

Luma apiculata (Arrayan / Palo colorado)

Luma chequen (Chequen / Arrayan blanco)

Myrceugenia chrysocarpa (Luma blanca / pitrilla)

Myrceugenia correifolia (Petrillo / Petrilla)

Myrceugenia exsucca (Pitrilla / Pitra / Patagua)

Myrceugenia lanceolata (Myrceugenia de hojas largas / Arrayancillo)

Myrceugenia ovata var. nannophylla (Myrceugenia de hojas chicas)

Myrceugenia pinifolia

Myrceugenia pinifolia

Myrceugenia planipes (Pitrilla / Pitra / Patagua de Valdivia)

Myrceugenia rufa (Hitigu)

Myrcianthes coquimbensis (Lucumillo / Arrayán)

Tepualia stipularis (Tepú / Tepu)

Ugni candollei

Ugni molinae (Murta / Murta blanca / Tautau / Murtilla)

 

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