Scientific name - Schinus molle
Popular names - arborele de piper, qundo Berber, pepper tree, pepper tree chilean, Arbol from empty, false pimienta, pimienta del Peru.
Distribution and Habitat - a native of Argentina, Bolivia and Peru where it grows from 0 to 2400 m altitude.
Description - evergreen tree, 3-15 m high, short trunk, bark brown, deeply fissured. Imparipenat Leaves compound rachides wing leaflets 20-40, linear-lanceolate leaflets, margins entire or toothed, 20-50 x 4-8 mm. Flowers arranged in panicule up to 30 cm long. Petals 2 mm long, pale yellow. Fruit berry, spherical, from green to red and black.
Growth Rate -
Tolerances - tolerate high temperatures, drought, alkaline soils, salinity, frost to -10 ° C
Requirements -prefers well drained soils, sandy.
Properties and Uses - cultivated soil erosion, but also as ornamental species, or bonsai.
Curiosity - Schinus derived from the Greek 'Shine' name given to Pistacia lentiscus they resemble.
Fruits contain seeds taste like pepper, so used as a substitute for pepper.
Incas used the resin to embalmed corpses.
Bark and leaves contain latex.
Trees and shrubs
Asclepias currasavica - scarlet milkweed
Asclepias currasavica - species used as ornamental plants for small gardens, in combination with other herbs such as Echinacea purpurea, Ratibida pinnata, ornamental grasses.
Punica granatum - pomegranate
Syringa vulgaris L.
Hydrangea - Hortensia
Genus includes 80 species, the most popular are H. macrophylla, H. arborescens, H. paniculata and H. quercifolia. Shrub or voluble species with opposite leaves. Flowers solitary or grouped in inflorescences type corymb, Raceme. Ovary compound, 2-10 rags, below. Capsule truncata. Seeds numerous, ribbed.
Mutisia subspinosa Cav.
Undergrowth voluble, 2-3 m long. Strain poorly ramified, glabra, wavy, yellow-green, 3-wing, green wing, needle-spin, axillary buds are white tomentosi. Leaves alternate, Sesia, language hasta, 8-10 x 0.6-1.3 cm, green, toothed margins, 10-14 pairs of teeth mucronata, long-attenuated peak and ended with a Carcel
Ajuga chamaepitys - herbaceous annual Euro-Mediterranean, grows around the Mediterranean, in warm and dry, up to 1500 m altitude.
Nicotiana alata - perennial species, native to Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. The genus name 'Nicotiana' was given in honor of Jean Nicot of Villemain, French consul in Lisbon, which in 1560 sent seeds to France.
Herbaceous annual or perennial. Strain decumbenta - upward, often is wood based. Leaves alternate, entire or pinnate-sectors. Capital solitary and axillary. Involucre with bractei placed on 2-3 lines. Flowers tubular, orange. Ligula sterile flowers, yellow-orange, top with 4 teeth. Receptacle convex or flat. Acorn obovoide, densely-hairy.
Helianthemum nummularium - Rock Rose
Scientific name, Helianthemum numularium, derived from the Greek Helios = sun and the Latin word indicating the currency, numumus = currency, because the flowers that sparkle in sunlight like a golden coin.