Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Peru Common Name
Maqui maqui, Mano de leon
Average Leaf Size (cm)
Elevational Range (m)
Native to Peru
Coffee Agroforestry Information
Beneficial to coffee
Not Common in Coffee Agroforestry
Tree Benefits and Uses
The leaves are used in an infusion to stimulate cardiac function.
- Coffee Shade
- Soil Improvement
Coffee Shade: provides medium shade
It provides nectar that is consumed by nectarivorous birds like hummingbirds such as the woodstar and amazilia mainly. It retains arthropods in leaves, flowers and bark that serve as food for resident birds such as tyrants, vireos and greenlets, and migratory birds such as the Canada Warbler and Orange-throated Warbler.