Soapbark
Quillaja saponaria MolinaRosaceae

common name synonyms: Murillo's-bark, quillaja, soapbarktree, soapbush

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Rosidae

order: Rosales

growth form: shrub

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: benign

weedy in native range: No

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Europe

native range: Chile (South America)

notes: bark contains saponins and extracts from it have been used to make soap substitutes; cultivated or not in the U.S.

invasiveness notes: benign




Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth