Geoffroea decorticans is a spiny, deciduous shrub or small tree growing up to 12 metres tall with a dense, rounded canopy 8 metres wide. The bole can reach. Description and images of Geoffroea decorticans (Chañar), a native Chilean plant, provided by the supplier of native exotic Chilean seeds and organizer of plant. Geoffroea decorticans has two common names, Chanar and Chilean Palo Verde. Chilean Palo Verde possibly comes from the mottled green color of the trunks.
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Geoffroea decorticans is unique among legumes in that it produces fleshy, oval pods that decortcians a single seed. In more confined settings sprout growth can be eliminated by pruning and by avoiding over irrigating trees.
Gourliea chilensis Clos Gourliea decorticans Gillies ex Hook. Geoffroea decorticans Chilean Palo Verde. Desert plants of use and charm from northern Chile.
Habitat Top of page G. Since it currently exists in these areas and does not appear to be a weed in these areas, further plantings and improved genetic selections would seem reasonable. The seed is dark red when dry. Maderas y bosques argentinos.
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In other areas, where it decotricans native, it is an important part of the flora and culture and is not considered a weed.
The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. In northern Chile, G.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Geoffroea decorticans. Notes on Taxonomy decorticzns Nomenclature Top of page Geoffroea decorticans was originally given the Latin name Gourliea decorticans by Gilles and Hooker as a new genus and species. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata. Effects of bovine grazing on the regneration of three tree species of commerical value in the Argentine Chaco: Title Trees in habitat Caption G.
Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. This same behaviour is also a very common practice among goats, with people watching the goats getting the feeling that this is a highly enjoyable activity by the goats Demaio et al.
Wikispecies has information on: In the virtually rainless Atacama desert of Chile, the fruits are collected, stored in litre barrels see Pictures and ground to make a type of milkshake in local restaurants P Felker, Universidad Catolica de Santiago del Estero, Argentina, personal communication, Large trees, 30 to 40 cm in diameter with canopies of 10 m diameter, frequently occur as roadside trees and around homes where they are used as shade trees.
From 10 to 40 perfect flowers occur on a raceme from 2 to 5 cm long. Uso como medicina popular: In wide-open areas or on the landscape perimeter this may be a desirable quality.
Dick Culbert Creative Commons Attribution 2. Vegetation and ethnobotany of the Atacama desert and adjacent Andes in northern Chile.
Twigs are rigid, gray green and end in a sharp thorn. The edible fruits are ovoid or globose drupes from 1.
Effect of gnawing by Microcavia australis Rodentia, Caviidae on Geoffroea decorticans Leguminosae plants. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 56 3: Rucci TE; Iglesias D, Arboles nativos del Centro de Argentina.
Edinburgh Journal of Botany. Burkart, ; Ovalle et al.