Place of Publication
Linnaea 30: 670 (1861)
Based on Eugenia correifolia Hook. & Arn. "Chili" Cuming 95 (syntype: probably K; isotypes: E-00005902, E-00005903; Cruckshanks s.n. "Valparaíso" (syntypes: probably K, E-00285744).
- Eugenia correifolia Hook. & Arn.
- Eugenia maritima Barnéoud
- Eugenia thalassaia O.Berg
- Luma correifolia (Hook. & Arn.) A.Gray
- Myrceugenia johowi Gusinde
- Myrceugenia maritima (Barnéoud) Kausel
- Myrceugenia thalassaia (O.Berg) Gusinde ex Fuentes
- petrillo, petrilla
- Endangered EN B1ab(iii) (Hechenleitner et al. (2005))
- Hechenleitner et al. (2005): p. 91 : Fig. 12J
- Landrum (1986)
- Landrum (1988)
Berg, O.C. 1861. Mantissa II. ad Myrtacearum Americae. Linnaea 30: 647-713
Tree or shrub to 4 m tall. Flowering August to February. Fruiting June to September.
This species can be easily identified due to its large leaves which have revolute margins and a single-flowered inflorescence. It could be confused with M. exsucca but the young leaves are a distinctive wine-red colour and young stems are suffused with pale-orange. The young stems and leaves of M. correifolia are pale green.
Distribution and habitat
Mainly occurs in coastal habitats of central Chile from Region Coquimbo (Province Limari) Region Maule (Province Curicó. Its has an altitudinal range of between 20 to 680 m in areas which are subject to coastal fog growing in association with sclerophylous vegetation. Typical associated species include Aextoxicon punctatum, Berberis actinacantha, Citronella mucronata, Peumus boldus and Schinus latifolius Hechenleitner, 2005).