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Chilean Holly

Desfontainia spinosa


Often used as an ornamental plant. It has glossy dark green, holly-like leaves, and waxy red tubular flowers, often with yellow tips, and reaching 4 cm in length.


southern temperate forest, understory plant in southern Beech forest


I saw huge shrubs of Desfontainia in the forest of Nahuelbuta national park.

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Región del Biobío, Chile

Spotted on Mar 14, 2016
Submitted on Aug 14, 2016

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