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
Syzygium aromaticum - clove
Small, oblong fruit with little pulp. The dried flower buds of this tree are the cloves of commerce. All parts of the tree are highly aromatic. It is used in the form of a paste or mixture as dental cement.
Prunus laurocerasus L.
Shrub or small tree, 6 m high. Leaves evergreen, alternate, coriacee, lamina lanceolata-obovata, top acute, base cuneata, upper surface glossy green, the bottom is opaque, ribbed clear, ribbed robust short.
Thunbergia alata - black-eyed Susan
Thunberg spelled - a species native to tropical Africa, but common as ornamental plants.
Clerodendrum bungei - ornamental species grown in parks and gardens and in pots but terraces. Leaves crushed leaves an unpleasant odor. In hot and humid climates become invasive.
Alnus incana (L.) Moench - white alder
Mano tree or shrub that can reach 20 m, with stem often crooked, crown with branches thick, upward, lush foliage, lujerii in young gray, pubescent. Bark smooth, shiny, whitish gray, the old copies, to the base with shallow cracks. Wide elliptical leaves up to ovata, by 4.10 cm long, 4-6 cm wide, rounded to the double needle and lobe, pointed, gray green face, white inside gray, furry, ready alternative.
Alnus cordata - alder of Corsica
Alnus cordata is a deciduuous tree, native to Italy and Corsica, occurs naturally in poorly drained soils, in semi-shade. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure, dry conditions as well as a dusty atmosphere. Is cultivated as ornamental trees in gardens and parks.
Cyphomandra betacea - small tree, native of Peru and Chile, in tropical forests, at 700-2000 m altitude. It is grown in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela and New Zealand for its edible fruit, or ornamental tree. Fruits can be eaten cooked or raw in salads and desserts. It is shown that the seeds and skin to be removed. Fruits contain protein, vitamin C and E, vitamin A.
Primula elatior - perennial species, rizomatoasa, originally from Europe to western Asia, growing in mountain areas, pay attention in forests up to 1500 m altitude.