Facts

  • The edible and highly aromatic fruits are used to make jam.
  • The tough wood of the luma makes very good firewood.

Where it grows

Areas in Argentina and Chile with heavy rainfall and not direct sunlight. Usually found on lake and river borders at an altitude of 500–1500m.

Glossary

  • Bisexual: both sexes in the same flower or in some cases flowering structure (inflorescence).
  • 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.

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