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Citronella congonha (gongonha), Congoña, Naranjillo

Citronella congonha (gongonha)

Congoña, Naranjillo
Family: Icacinaceae
Origin: Paraguay, Uruguay
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunRegular waterEthnomedical plant.
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Medium size shrub. Leaves are simple, alternate, coriaceous, widely ovate, edge generally dentate, spiny; apex ended in a sharp spine. Flowers are whitish, perfumed, inflorescences lateral or terminal born. Fruit is drupe oblong or ovoid, green 1-1,5 cm. Nice dence foliage. Blooms in spring, fruiting in summer. Natural from south Brasil and north Argentina, also north Uruguay. Propagation: by seed and air-layering.



Citronella congonha (gongonha), Congoña, Naranjillo
Citronella congonha (gongonha), Congoña, Naranjillo


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