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Image of Nothofagus alessandrii (Ruil). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nothofagus alessandrii

VII Region, Los Ruiles, Chile
Altitude: 300-500 m. 02 21, 2006

 

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Species:  Nothofagus alessandrii Espinosa
Family:  Fagaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Fagales
Chilean Name:  Ruil
English Name: 
German Name: 
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Record:  0083
About 10 Nothofagus in Chile and 10 in our data base.
About 13 Fagaceae in Chile and 13 in our data base.

 

Timber   Industrial Use   
1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.   Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Green, without information on the number of petals      Tree     

Endemic    Very Rare

Height: 30 m.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Nothofagus alessandrii (Ruil). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nothofagus alessandrii

VII Region, Los Ruiles, Chile
Altitude: 300-500 m. 02 21, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Tree

Flower: Green, without information on the number of petals

Height: 30 m.

 

Image of Nothofagus alessandrii (Ruil). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nothofagus alessandrii

VII Region, Los Ruiles, Chile
Altitude: 300-500 m. 02 21, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).
Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Nothofagus alessandrii (Ruil). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nothofagus alessandrii

VII Region, Los Ruiles, Chile
Altitude: 300-500 m. 02 21, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

Useful properties:

Timber
Industrial Use

 

 

 

Image of Nothofagus alessandrii (Ruil). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nothofagus alessandrii

VII Region, Los Ruiles, Chile
Altitude: 300-500 m. 02 21, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (5) of Nothofagus alessandrii Espinosa available here

More species from the same Fagaceae family in our data base:

Castanea sativa

Nothofagus alessandrii (Ruil)

Nothofagus alpina (Raulí / Roblí)

Nothofagus antarctica (Ñirre)

Nothofagus betuloides (Coigüe de Magallanes)

Nothofagus dombeyi (Coihue / Coigüe)

Nothofagus glauca (Hualo)

Nothofagus macrocarpa (Roble de Santiago)

Nothofagus nitida (Coigüe de Chiloé)

Nothofagus obliqua

Nothofagus pumilio (Lenga / Roble de Magallanes)

Quercus ilex

Quercus robur

 

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