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Arjona patagonica - Decne.
                 
Common Name Macachi
Family Santalaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sands and shingle, open grassland and scrub from sea level to 250 metres from Tierra Del Fuego north to latitude 50°s in Chile[69].
Range Southern S. America
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Arjona patagonica Macachi


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Arjona patagonica Macachi
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Physical Characteristics
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Arjona patagonica is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in). Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms
A. tuberosa. non Cav.

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Root.
Edible Uses:

Tuber - raw or cooked. Prized for eating[69].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
We have very little information on this plant and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. Going by its native habitat it should be very wind resistant and probably requires a light to medium well-drained soil in a sunny position. Is this the same plant that is listed as A. tuberosa. Cav. in [46] and [61]??
Propagation
Seed - we have no details for this species but suggest sowing the seed in spring in a greenhouse. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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