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Image of Nothofagus antarctica (Ñirre). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nothofagus antarctica

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Chile
Altitude: 1400-2200 m. 01 18, 2006

 

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Species:  Nothofagus antarctica (G.Forst.) Oerst.
Family:  Fagaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Fagales
Chilean Name:  Ñirre
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Record:  0323
About 10 Nothofagus in Chile and 10 in our data base.
About 13 Fagaceae in Chile and 13 in our data base.

 

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
Low altitude, interior valleys
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
   Tree     

Endemic    Very Frequent

Height: 18 m.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Nothofagus antarctica (Ñirre). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nothofagus antarctica

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Chile
Altitude: 1400-2200 m. 01 18, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Tree

Height: 18 m.

 

Image of Nothofagus antarctica (Ñirre). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nothofagus antarctica

VII Region, Vilches hacia Peine, Chile
Altitude: 1500-2200 m. 03 29, 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.

 

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 antarctica (Ñirre). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nothofagus antarctica

VII Region, Vilches hacia Peine, Chile
Altitude: 1500-2200 m. 03 29, 2006

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Nothofagus antarctica (Ñirre). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nothofagus antarctica

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Chile
Altitude: 1400-2200 m. 01 18, 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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (5) of Nothofagus antarctica (G.Forst.) Oerst. 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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