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Image of Nothofagus betuloides (Coigüe de Magallanes). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nothofagus betuloides

XII Region, Punta Arenas, Chile
Altitude: m. 01 01, 1995

 

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Species:  Nothofagus betuloides (Mirb.) Oerst.
Family:  Fagaceae Identification doubtful, we are going to check it in the near future. Certainty 80 %.   
Order:  Fagales
Chilean Name:  Coigüe de Magallanes
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0776
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).     Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.   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).   
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     

Native    Frequent

Height: 25 m.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Nothofagus betuloides (Coigüe de Magallanes). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nothofagus betuloides

XII Region, Punta Arenas, Chile
Altitude: m. 01 01, 1995

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Tree

Height: 25 m.

 

Image of Nothofagus betuloides (Coigüe de Magallanes). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nothofagus betuloides

XII Region, Punta Arenas, Chile
Altitude: m. 01 01, 1995

 

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).

 

Light conditions:

Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.
In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.

 

Image of Nothofagus betuloides (Coigüe de Magallanes). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nothofagus betuloides

XII Region, Punta Arenas, Chile
Altitude: m. 01 01, 1995

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Nothofagus betuloides (Coigüe de Magallanes). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Nothofagus betuloides

XII Region, Punta Arenas, Chile
Altitude: m. 01 01, 1995

 

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 (6) of Nothofagus betuloides (Mirb.) 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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