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Gomortega keule
Gomortega keule
Gomortega keule

Wikipedia description

Gomortega keule (syn. G. nitida; Spanish names keule, queule, and hualhual) is a tree native to Chile. It is the sole species of the genus Gomortega and, according to the APG IV system of 2016 (unchanged from the APG systems of 2009, 2003 and 1998), of the monotypic family Gomortegaceae, assigned to the order Laurales in the clade magnoliids.

The plant grows only in a very narrow habitat range in coastal central Chile, with an example ecoregion of occurrence being the Chilean matorral. The species is endangered of extinction due to overharvesting, clearing the forests where it is found for agriculture and silviculture.

Gomortega keule produces a yellow edible sweet fruit about 34–45 millimetres (1.3–1.8 in) in diameter, harvested for making a kind of marmalade.

Scientific classification

Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Laurales
Family: Gomortegaceae
Species: Gomortega keule


Sample nameSample codeTissueRNA extractorSample providerBLASTSRA dataAssembly data
MAQO-Gomortega_keuleMAQO--BGIR. Baucom