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Belloto Sur

Beilschmiedia berteroana

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Description

It is an endemic fruit tree of Chile that is among the most endangered trees of the Chilean flora and has been a natural monument since 1995. This tree only exists and is distributed between the provinces of Melipilla and Ñuble, in a range of altitudes between 60 and 1800 m.a.s.l

State of conservation

En

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Laurals

Family

Lauraceae

Foliar regimen

Perennial

Growth

Size 12 to 15 meters.

Medium growth rate.

Blooming time

July-August.

Flower color

Greenish-yellowish.

Sun exposure

In the shade. on slopes with southern exposure, deep ravines, or with protection by a dense layer of vegetation, under large trees.

Temperature

Resists temperatures of down to -8°c, can resist occasional snow.

Hydric regimen

It grows in humid sites on the banks of estuaries, also in secano areas, where the period without rainfall lasts 3-5 months and annual rainfall reaches 400-800 mm, concentrated in winter.

Type of soil

Drained

Uses

Ornamental, edible fruits.

Distribution

In some places from the province of Valparaíso (V region) to the province of Concepción (VIII region).

Habitat and association

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