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Image of Nothofagus pumilio (Lenga / Roble de Magallanes). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nothofagus pumilio

VII Region, Vilches Alto, El Morillo, Chile
Altitude: 1000-2000 m. 01 29, 2006

 

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Species:  Nothofagus pumilio (Poepp. & Endl.) Krasser
Family:  Fagaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Fagales
Chilean Name:  Lenga , Roble de Magallanes
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Record:  0133
About 10 Nothofagus in Chile and 10 in our data base.
About 13 Fagaceae in Chile and 13 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 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
   Tree     

Low germination, less than 30 %   

Native    Frequent

Height: 30 m.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Nothofagus pumilio (Lenga / Roble de Magallanes). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nothofagus pumilio

VII Region, Vilches Alto, El Morillo, Chile
Altitude: 1000-2000 m. 01 29, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Tree

Height: 30 m.

 

Image of Nothofagus pumilio (Lenga / Roble de Magallanes). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nothofagus pumilio

VII Region, Vilches Alto, El Morillo, Chile
Altitude: 1000-2000 m. 01 29, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.

 

Image of Nothofagus pumilio (Lenga / Roble de Magallanes). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nothofagus pumilio

VII Region, Vilches Alto, El Morillo, Chile
Altitude: 1000-2000 m. 01 29, 2006

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

Useful properties:

Timber

 

 

 

Image of Nothofagus pumilio (Lenga / Roble de Magallanes). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nothofagus pumilio

VII Region, Vilches Alto, El Morillo, Chile
Altitude: 1000-2000 m. 01 29, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).

 

 

Low germination, less than 30 %

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (5) of Nothofagus pumilio (Poepp. & Endl.) Krasser 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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