Geoffroea decorticans is a spiny, deciduous shrub or small tree growing up to 12 metres tall with a dense, rounded canopy 8 metres wide. The bole can reach. Description and images of Geoffroea decorticans (ChaƱar), a native Chilean plant, provided by the supplier of native exotic Chilean seeds and organizer of plant. Geoffroea decorticans has two common names, Chanar and Chilean Palo Verde. Chilean Palo Verde possibly comes from the mottled green color of the trunks.

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Twigs are rigid, gray green and end in a sharp thorn. For ruminants, which can digest the haemagglutinins, the protein and sugar of both the seed and pericarp geoffroez be valuable. Especies arboreas y arbustivas para las zonas aridas y semiaridas de America Latina. Burkart, ; Tortorelli, Since the haemagglutinin would be destroyed by relatively brief heating as is common with other legume seeds the nutritional value of the seed protein would probably be greatly increased after heating.

Se recomienda sembrar a comienzos de la primavera plantando semillas por bolsa. Now containing plants. It is a deciduous tree that loses its leaves in winter with the cold and also in summer if it gets too dry.


Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The trunk of Geoffroea decorticans grows vertically when grows alone but the plant looks like a shrub when it grows inside the forest.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Destruction of the natural vegetation of north-central Chile. For further information on distribution within this region, see section on ‘Habitat’.

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Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata. The common name Chilean Palo Verde comes from the mottled green color of the trunks but does not decirticans resemble Cercidium.

Mean diameter increment of 21 forest species from semi-deciduous forest on limestone in CortTs Silvicultural Unit, Guanahacabibes Forest Enterprise, Pinar del Rfo province. Tree damage is significantly inversely correlated with distance from the burrow.

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In other areas, where it is native, it is an important part of the flora and geoffrora and is not considered a weed. Chilean Palo Verde possibly comes from the mottled green color of the trunks but does not seriously resemble Cercidium.

Its upper part is located at the base of the staminal tube whereas its base is fused with the receptacle. Leaves are cold and drought deciduous.


The contrasting colors and textures created by this puzzle-piece pattern make the tree visually fascinating. It is locally known to alleviate sore throats and coughing.

Early growth rate and nitrogen fixation potential geoffdoea forty-four legume species grown in an acid and a neutral soil from central Chile. Revista Baracoa, 21 Moderate to Fast Hardiness: Title Fruits Caption G.

It tends to occur in areas with high water tables or near permanent sources of geoffroea. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Grazing animals also eliminate important woody species such as Prosopis alba and Decortlcans balansae.

La inflorescencia mide cm de longitud, y porta de 10 a 40 flores, cada una de 0, cm de largo. Fruit are initially green but turn deep orange as they mature.

Geoffroea decorticans

University of California Press. There are no reports of natural or man-made hybrids within these species. Corteza amarillenta, se desprende longitudinalmente en fajas irregulares por debajo de las cuales aparece la nueva corteza verde.