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Tepa, Huahuán

Laureliopsis philippiana

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Description

It is a tree native to Chile and Argentina, which can be found from the Biobío region to the Aysén region. It grows in humid places and deep soils. It is part of the temperate forest.

State of conservation

No MMA information

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Laurals

Family

Monimiaceae

Foliar regimen

Perennial

Growth

Maximum height size 20 meters.

Medium growth rate.

Blooming time
Flower color

Greenish yellow.

Sun exposure

In  some shade. some protection from the sun by sparse vegetation, rocks, etc. or shade on steep south-facing slopes, deep ravines. or protection by dense vegetation layer under large trees.

Temperature

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

Hydric regimen

It grows in water or is found with its roots within a permanent watercourse. corresponds to meadows, watercourses, lake edges, swamps. areas with constant or in areas with rainfall, with short dry periods are possible, but do not last more than 1 month.

Type of soil
Uses

Wood, firewood, ornamental.

Distribution

From the province of Arauco (Biobío Region) to the province of Aysén, abundant in the provinces of Aysén and Chiloé, from 0 to 1500 m.a.s.l.

Habitat and association

In the rainforest region it grows in association with nothofagus dombeyi, eucryphia cordifolia, weinmannia trichosperma, drimys winteri, podocarpus saligna, embothrium coccineum and lomatia ferruginea.

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