Nothofagus glauca

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Nothofagus glauca
Nothofagus glauca-hualo.JPG
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Nothofagaceae
Genus: Nothofagus
Species: N. glauca
Binomial name
Nothofagus glauca
(Phil.) Krasser

Nothofagus glauca (Hualo) is a species of plant in the Nothofagaceae family. It is a deciduous tree endemic to Chile. It grows from 34° to 37° South latitude.


Nothofagus glauca grows up to 30 m (100 ft) height and 2 m (6.5 ft) diameter, with a straight and cylindrical trunk. The bark is gray-reddish and rough. It lives in places with long droughts. Is very useful for reforestating areas with very bent slopes and with long dry season in summer. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Leaves alternate, petioles 2–7 mm long, aovate, base subcordate, both faces with glands giving to them harsh texture, glaucous above, undulate margins, irregularly serrate; lamina twisted 5-9 cm, notorious pinate venation.

Flowers unisexual, small; male solitary, pedicels up to 1 cm, 50 stamens; female flowers in 3 in inflorescences. Fruit cupule with 4 narrow valves, with three yellowish nuts 12-20 mm long, pilose, the two lower triangular, tri-winged, and the internal flat and bi-winged.