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Image of Notanthera heterophylla (Quintral del boldo / peumo / laurel). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Notanthera heterophylla

VII Region, Radal Siete Tazas, Chile
Altitude: 400-850 m. 01 15, 2006

 

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Species:  Notanthera heterophylla (R. & P.) G.Don
Family:  Loranthaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Santalales
Chilean Name:  Quintral del boldo , peumo , laurel
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0249
About 1 Notanthera in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 6 Loranthaceae in Chile and 5 in our data base.

 

Weed   
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 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.     In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % 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
White, 5 petals      Shrub     

Native    Frequent

Height: 2 m.

No ornamental value (C)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Notanthera heterophylla (Quintral del boldo / peumo / laurel). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Notanthera heterophylla

VII Region, Las Placetas, cerca de Radal Siete Tasas, Chile
Altitude: 600-900 m. 05 16, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: White, 5 petals

Height: 2 m.

 

Image of Notanthera heterophylla (Quintral del boldo / peumo / laurel). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Notanthera heterophylla

VII Region, Pelarco, Las Placetas, Chile
Altitude: 600-800 m. 08 15, 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

 

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:

In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.

 

Image of Notanthera heterophylla (Quintral del boldo / peumo / laurel). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Notanthera heterophylla

VII Region, Radal Siete Tazas, Chile
Altitude: 400-850 m. 01 15, 2006

 

USES

No ornamental value (C)

 

Useful properties:

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Image of Notanthera heterophylla (Quintral del boldo / peumo / laurel). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Notanthera heterophylla

VII Region, Radal Siete Tazas, Chile
Altitude: 400-850 m. 01 15, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (13) of Notanthera heterophylla (R. & P.) G.Don available here

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

Ligaria cuneifolia

Notanthera heterophylla (Quintral del boldo / peumo / laurel)

Tristerix aphyllus

Tristerix corymbosus (Quintral)

Tristerix verticillatus (Quintral)

 

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