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Roble, Coyán, Hualle

Nothofagus oblicua

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Description

Native tree that inhabits the warm forests of Chile and Argentina. It grows from the Valparaíso region to the Los Lagos region. Its wood has many uses and is appreciated for its durability and hardness.

State of conservation

No MMA information

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Fagales

Family

Nothofagaceae

Foliar regimen

Deciduous

Growth

Maximum height size 50 meters.

Slow growth rate.

Blooming time
Flower color

Green

Sun exposure

To full sun, without any protection. flat parts or slopes with northern exposure. or also some shade. with some protection from the sun by sparse vegetation, rocks, etc.

Temperature

It resists low temperatures (-8°c), it can tolerate occasional snowfall and snow cover for a couple of weeks a year.

Hydric regimen

Areas with constant rainfall, over 1500 mm of annual rainfall, short dry periods are possible but do not last more than 1 month.

Type of soil

Moderately light to heavy soils, depth equal to or greater than 0.50 mt, with good, moderate or excessive drainage, acid to neutral pH (5.0-6.9).

Uses

Wood, firewood, ornamental, honey interest.

Distribution

From the province of Colchagua (O’Higgins Region) to the province of Llanquihue (Los Lagos Region), in both mountain ranges and also in the central valley, between 100 and 2000 m.a.s.l.

Habitat and association

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