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Persea lingue

Persea lingue (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Magnoliids
Ordo: Laurales

Familia: Lauraceae
Tribus: Cinnamomeae
Genus: Persea
Subgenus: P. subg. Eriodaphne

Species: Persea lingue

Persea lingue (Ruiz & Pav.) Nees

Systema Laurinarum 157. 1836
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Persea lingue in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Persea lingue is a species of plant in the family Lauraceae. It belongs to the genus Persea, which contains about 150 species of evergreen trees. It is found in Argentina and Chile. It is threatened by habitat loss.


Native in Argentina and Chile.

In pharmacy its bark was once mentioned as cortex Lauri lingue,[2] medicinal action unknown.

In the late 19th and early 20th century the bark of the tree which is rich in tannins was used to produce leather. An industry based in Valdivia and led by German immigrants and German-Chileans harvested the tree and exported the leather to Hamburg and Le Havre.[3] A decline of wild stands Persea lingue and tariffs imposed by the German Empire in 1898 contributed in the decline of the leather industry of southern Chile.[3]

Persea see Persea. Lingue from Lingue River in Chile, where it grows.

González, M. (1998). "Persea lingue". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 1998: e.T32036A9676464. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1998.RLTS.T32036A9676464.en. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
Dittrich, J. (1863). Die pharmacognostische Sammlung des Apothekers Josef Dittrich in Prag. Prag: C. Schreyer & Ignatz Fuchs. pp. Nr. 219–III.
Almonazid Zapata, Fabián (2013). "Las curtidurías". La industria valdiviana en su apogeo (in Spanish). Valdivia, Chile: Ediciones Universidad Austral de Chile. pp. 56–66.

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