Facts

  • This species is common in Chile and usually grows on cleared land or on the edge of woods, forming part of the bush community.
  • The fruit is very aromatic and has a fabulous flavour that is similar to wild strawberries. It is used in southern Chile to make jam, and can also be soaked in gin and sugar to produce a Chilean version of sloe gin.

Where it grows 

The Valdivian temperate rainforests of central and southern Chile, and south-western Argentina.

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Glossary

  • Midvein: central structure found in leaves, used for support and major vascular activity within leaf.
  • Stamen: male organ of a flower, including the anther-supporting filament and the pollen-producing anther.