Quillaja saponaria Health effects and herbal facts
Quillaja saponaria, the soap bark tree or Soapbark, is an evergreen tree in the family Quillajaceae, native to warm temperate central Chile. In Chile it occurs from 32 to 40° South Latitude approximately. Populations are found even 2000 m above sea level. It can grow to 15–20 m in height. The tree has thick, dark bark, smooth, leathery, shiny, oval evergreen leaves 3–5 cm long, white flowers 15 mm diameter borne in dense corymbs, and a dry fruit with five follicles each containing 10-20 seeds.
Economic importance of Quillaja saponaria
- SOUTHERN AMERICA
- Southern South America: Chile
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