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Image of Podocarpus saligna (Mañío de hojas largas / Mañiú). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Podocarpus saligna

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

 

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Species:  Podocarpus saligna D.Don
Family:  Podocarpaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Coniferas
Chilean Name:  Mañío de hojas largas , Mañiú
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Record:  0084
About 2 Podocarpus in Chile and 2 in our data base.
About 5 Podocarpaceae in Chile and 5 in our data base.

 

Timber   
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 9.  The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).     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.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
   Tree     

Endemic    Frequent

Height: 20 m.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Podocarpus saligna (Mañío de hojas largas / Mañiú). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Podocarpus saligna

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

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Tree

Height: 20 m.

 

Image of Podocarpus saligna (Mañío de hojas largas / Mañiú). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Podocarpus saligna

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:

Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
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 Podocarpus saligna (Mañío de hojas largas / Mañiú). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Podocarpus saligna

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

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

Useful properties:

Timber

 

 

 

Image of Podocarpus saligna (Mañío de hojas largas / Mañiú). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Podocarpus saligna

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

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 9. The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (5) of Podocarpus saligna D.Don available here

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

Lepidothamnus fonkii

Podocarpus nubigenus (Mañío macho / Mañío de hojas punzantes)

Podocarpus saligna (Mañío de hojas largas / Mañiú)

Prumnopitys andina (Lleuque / Uva de cordillera)

Saxegothaea conspicua (Mañío hembra / Mañío de hojas cortas)

 

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