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Avellano Chileno

Gevuina avellana

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Description

It is a fruit tree that stays green during the entire year and grows in the warm forests of Chile. It can adapt to different climates and soils and has the ability to resist frost. Its fruit, the hazelnut, is an edible black nut.

State of conservation

No MMA information

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Proteals

Family

Proteaceae

Foliar regimen

Perennial

Growth

Size 18 meters.

Rapid growth rate.

Blooming time
Flower color

White flowers, red fruits.

Sun exposure

Expose to some shade with a little protection from the sun by thin vegetation, rocks, etc. Shade on slopes with southern exposure, in deep ravines, or protection by a dense layer of vegetation under large trees.

Temperature

Resists down to -12 °c.

Hydric regimen

Does not tolerate drought, no more than 1 month without rainfall. tolerates waterlogging moderately. Requires regular watering throughout the year.

Type of soil

Varied soil conditions.

Uses

Ornamental, wood, medicinal, edible fruits, melliferous.

Distribution

From the province of Curicó (VII region) to the Guaytecas islands (XI region), especially in the foothills of both mountain ranges from 0 to 2000 m.a.s.l.

Habitat and association

With other rainforest species.

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