Embothrium hirsutum Lam.
Embothrium obliquum Ruiz & Pav.
Lomatia obliqua (Ruiz & Pav.) R.Br.
Tricondylus obliqua (Ruiz & Pav.) Kuntze
Lomatia hirsuta is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing up to 8 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a timber and dye plant.
S. America - Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador.
Dwarf forest and scrub at elevations of 2,500 - 3,500 metres in Peru[
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A plant of the temperate zone and higher elevations generally above 2,000 metres in the tropics. Plants can tolerate frost, with temperatures falling perhaps as low as -10°c[
Grows best in a well-drained, preferably peaty soil with a pH in the range 5 - 6[
]. Prefers a position in full sun or light dappled shade[
]. Requires a position sheltered from cold, drying winds[
The dark brown sap obtained from the bark is used to dye cloth[
The brown wood is much esteemed for furniture in Chile[
Cuttings of semi-ripe wood[
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