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The Endemic Plants of Chile

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Azara integrifolia Ruiz & Pav.

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Azara >
  3. Family: Salicaceae

Place of Publication

Fl. Peruv. [Ruiz & Pavon] 1: 138 (1798b)

Type citation

"in nemoribus Conceptionis" Ruiz & Pavon, 1782


Common names

  • corcolen (Sleumer (1977))


Shrub or small evergreen tree

Key characteristics

Can be identified by the following combination of characters: i) leaves more or less entire, usually cordate a base; ii) flowers in racemes (not umbel-like) with 15 or more stamens.


Coquimbo, Valparaíso, Metropolitana, Del General Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, Maule, Biobío, Araucanía, Los Ríos and Ñuble


Seed of this species is banked by the national seed bank of Chile, INIA.


  • Ruiz & Pavón (1798b)

    Ruiz, H. and Pavon, J.A. 1798b. Flora peruviana, et chilensis prodromus, sive descriptiones, et icones plantarum peruvianarum, et chilensium, secundum systema Linnaeanum digesta, vol. 1. Romae: Paleariniano

  • Sleumer (1977)

    Sleumer, H. 1977. Revision der Gattung Azara R. et P. (Flacourtiaceae). Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik 98: 151-175