Aristotelia chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz
Aristotelia macqui L'Hérit. - Aristotelia glandulosa R. & P. - Cornus chilensis Mol.
Elaeocarpaceae
Aristotelia chilensis (44617 octets)
Evergreen dioecious shrub, or small tree in mild areas. Young shoots & leaf stalk reddish. Leaves glabrous when mature, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 3-15 cm long, 1-5.5 cm wide, toothed, dark glossy green above, paler beneath. Small yellowish-green flowers 5-6 mm across in axillary or terminal clusters in May-June. Fruit globose, about 5 mm across, black. May be cut back to the ground in cold climate.

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Cultivated: France

Author: Frédéric Tournay

Ethnobotanical aspects of Aristotelia chilensis by Plants for a future database

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