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Coigüe de Chiloé

Nothofagus nitida

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Description

It is an evergreen tree species, native to Chile, found from the Valdivia province to the province of Ultima Esperanza. This species can be confused with the COIGÜE because of its great similarity. Its wood is yellowish white, and is often used in the construction of furniture and houses.

State of conservation

No MMA information

Division

Magnoliophyta.

Order

Phagales

Family

Nothofagaceae

Foliar regimen

erennial

Growth

Size 30 meters maximum height.

Medium growth rate.

Blooming time

It starts between September and October.

Flower color

The flowers are barely visible because they are green and measure less than 5 mm.

Sun exposure

Expose to some shade or shade on steep slopes or ravines with southern exposure.

Temperature

It resists temperatures down to -15°c (even -20°c). It can be covered for months (1 to 8) by snow.

Hydric regimen

Areas with constant rainfall, short dry periods are possible but do not last more than 1 month.

Type of soil

It adapts to a wide range of soils ranging from deep, well-drained soils to thin, rocky soils with intermittent flooding throughout the year, including recent volcanic deposits.

Uses

Wood

Distribution

From the province of Colchagua (VI region) to the province of Aysén (XI region), 800 to 1000 m.a.s.l.

Habitat and association

Associated with coyán (nothofagus oblicua), raulí (nothofagus alpina), triwe (laurelia sempervirens), tique (aextoxicun punctatun), mañio (podocarpus salignus).

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