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Maqui, Chilean Wineberry

Aristotelia chilensis

Description:

It is a small dioecious tree reaching 4-5 m in height, evergreen, and with a divided trunk with smooth bark. Its branches are abundant, thin and flexible. Its leaves are simple, opposite, pendulous, oval-lanceolate, with serrated edges, glabrous, coriaceous with venation and strong red petioles.[citation needed] Its flower is small and white, yielding a small edible fruit (maqui berry) that is a favored food for birds. The small, purple-black berries are approximately 4-6 mm in diameter. The maqui berry is also known as the Chilean wineberry, and locally as maqui or maquei, queldrón, ach, koelon, and clon.

Habitat:

Native to the Valdivian temperate rainforests of Chile and adjacent regions of southern Argentina.

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IX Región de la Araucanía, Chile

Spotted on Mar 14, 2012
Submitted on Mar 24, 2012

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