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Laretia acaulis is a Perennial
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
S. America - Chilean Andes.
Mountainous areas at elevations of 2400 - 3200 metres around Santiago and Coquimbo.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain.
A resin obtained from the stem can be used as a substitute for Galbanum (obtained from Ferula spp.)[
]. Galbanum has the following used:-
The aromatic gum resin 'Galbanum' is obtained from wounds made in the stem[
]. It is collected by removing soil from around the top of the root and then cutting a slice off the root[
] and can also be obtained from incisions made in the stem[
]. It is used medicinally and is also an ingredient of incense[