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Gomortega


Gomortega keule is a tree native to Chile. It is the sole species of the genus Gomortega and of the family Gomortegaceae. It grows only in a very narrow habitat range in coastal central Chile. The species is endangered of extinction due to overharvesting, clearing the forests where it is found for agriculture and silviculture.

Gomortega keule produces a yellow edible sweet fruit about 3.4-4.5 cm. in diameter, harvested for making a kind of marmalade.

References and external links

Gomortega keule in Encyclopedia of the Chilean Flora

Information on Gomortega keule (in Spanish)

Listed as Endangered (EN A1cd v2.3)

Pictures and habitat map of Gomortega keule (in Spanish)

Project developed in Chile on Gomortega keule (in Spanish)

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