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Citronella mucronata


Citronella mucronata, Huillipatagua (pronounced widjipatagwa), Chilean citronella tree is an evergreen tree native from Chile, it occurs from 30 to 41 south latitude, Growing up to 1400 m (4600 ft) a.s.l. It is frequently found on moist sites. It reaches up to 10 m (30 ft)and 1m (3 ft) in diameter. The bark is dark gray and rough. The flowers are hermaphrodite and whitish yellow. The fruit is a spherical drupe about 1-1.2 cm in diameter which is purple when mature.

It is a beautiful tree and very ornamental and tolerates frosts in winters. It has been introduced in Europe.

References and external links

Donoso, C. 2005. Arboles nativos de Chile. Guia de reconocimiento. Edicion 4. Marisa Cuneo Ediciones, Valdivia, Chile. 136p.

Hechenleitner P., Gardner M, Thomas P., Echeverria C., Escobar B., Brownless P. & Martinez C. 2005. Plantas Amenazadas del Centro-Sur de Chile. Distribucion, Conservacion y Propagacion. Primera Edicion. Universidad Austral de Chile y Real Jardin Botanico de Edimburgo, Valdivia. 188p.

Hoffmann, Adriana. 1998. Flora Silvestre de Chile, Zona Central. Edicion 4. Fundacion Claudio Gay, Santiago. 254p.

Citronella mucronata in Encyclopedia of Chilean Flora

Images and description from Chilebosque website

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