Place of Publication
Bol. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. 29(14): 230 (1970)
Based on Eugenia colchaguensis Phil. "In provincia Colchagua", Landbeck s.n. (holotype: SGO-064324; probable isotype: P)
- arrayán de Colchagua
- Critically Endangered CR B2ab(i,iii,v) (Hechenleitner et al. (2005))
- Hechenleitner et al. (2005): p. 89 Landrum (1988): Fig. 12K
Navas, E 1970. Distribución geográfica de las Mirtáceas Chilenas. Boletin del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Chile 29(14):223-247
Small tree (often seen as a large shrub) up to 4 m tall. Flowering January to February. Fruiting October to November.
This species can be identified on the basis of its calyx-lobes being covered with dense yellow hairs and the flowers stalks with a single flower.
Distribution and habitat
This species has an extremely fragmented distribution from Province Valparaíso (33°47'S) to Province Cautín (38°47'S) with about 10 recorded locations. It mainly occurs in small sub-populations in coastal areas with a few locations in the Central Valley. It has an altitudinal range of between 50 and 400 m and occurs in seasonally wet habitats often with other myrtle species such as Blepharocalyx cruckshanksii, Luma apiculata and L. chequen (Hechenleitner et al. 2005).