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Image of Aloysia salviifolia (Cedrón del monte). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Aloysia salviifolia

III Region, Boqueron Chañar, quebrada, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 09 18, 2008

 

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Species:  Aloysia salviifolia (Hook. & Arn.) Moldenke
Family:  Verbenaceae Identification OK   
Order: 
Chilean Name:  Cedrón del monte
English Name:  Chilean Lemon beebrush/Lemon verbena
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  1085
About 3 Aloysia in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 87 Verbenaceae in Chile and 26 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 9.  The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.   Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.   
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
   Shrub     

Endemic    Rare

Height: 15 m.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

This Chilean Lemon Beebrush is a very aromatic herb, the leaves of which can be used to prepare tea in the same way as the normal Lemon Beebrush (Aloysia triphylla). Its main feature is the extreme resilience against drought, because it can survive even on 40 mm. average rainfall per year and go for more than a year without a drop of water. However, if you water it properly, it explodes with fragrant leaves and white flowers which cover the tips of the branches to

Image of Aloysia salviifolia (Cedrón del monte). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Aloysia salviifolia

III Region, Boqueron Chañar, quebrada, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 09 18, 2008

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Height: 15 m.

 

Image of Aloysia salviifolia (Cedrón del monte). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Aloysia salviifolia

III Region, Boqueron Chañar, quebrada, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 09 18, 2008

 

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:

Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.
Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.

 

Image of Aloysia salviifolia (Cedrón del monte). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Aloysia salviifolia

III Region, Boqueron Chañar, quebrada, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 09 18, 2008

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal
Edible plant

 


 

 

It is a very ornamental plant which has also edible properties, since its leaves can be used to brew tea and contain essential oils.

Image of Aloysia salviifolia (Cedrón del monte). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Aloysia salviifolia

III Region, Boqueron Chañar, quebrada, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 09 18, 2008

 

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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It requires well-drained, not excessively fertile soil. In its natural habitat it grows mainly on sand. It needs sunlight, but may require some shade in areas with hot summers. Watering can be minimal, and fertilization is usually not required. It is a fast grower, if you start from seeds, it can begin blooming around third year, and with cuttings it is even possible to have the first flowers that same first season.

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More photos (8) of Aloysia salviifolia (Hook. & Arn.) Moldenke available here

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

Acantholippia punensis

Acantholippia punensis

Acantholippia tarapacana (Rica-rica)

Acantholippia trifida

Aloysia salviifolia (Cedrón del monte)

Diostea juncea (Retama o retamo (de cordillera))

Glandularia atacamensis

Glandularia origenes

Junellia seriphioides

Lampaya medicinalis

Phyla canescens

Phyla reptans

Rhaphithamnus spinosus (Arrayán macho / Espino blanco / Huayún)

Verbena gynobasis

Verbena litoralis (Verbena)

Verbena ribifolia

Verbena selaginoides (Verbena arbustiva)

Verbena sp. #2070

Verbena sulphurea (Verbena amarilla)

Verbenaceae sp. #1697

Verbenaceae sp. #1905

Verbenaceae sp. #2066

Unidentified Plant sp. #1318

 

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