Kageneckia angustifolia

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Kageneckia angustifolia
Kageneckia angustifolia Chile 21 Nov 2010.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Kageneckia
Species: K. angustifolia
Binomial name
Kageneckia angustifolia
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Kageneckia angustifolia (also known as Frangel) is a species of plant in the Rosaceae family. It is endemic to Chile. It grows from Limari to Talca (30 to 35°S) in the Chilean Coast Range and in the Andes.

Description[edit]

It is an evergreen small tree or shrub that measures up to 5 m (16 ft) tall, the bark is greyish-brown and sheds in longitudinal strips. Leaves are alternate, very leathery, with toothed edge and linear shape, the leaves are petiolate, glossy light-green about 9 cm long. The flowers are unisexual star-shaped and white, solitary or clustered in axillary inflorescences. The calyx is formed by 5 sepals, the corolla is made up by 5 petals. The male ones have 15 stamens. The fruit is a pentamerous star-shaped capsule, about 2-3 cm in diameter. The seeds are winged.

Uses[edit]

The wood is used for elaborating coal.[clarification needed]

Etymology[edit]

Kageneckia in honour of Frederick von Kageneck, Austrian ambassador to Madrid.

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