Nothofagus glauca

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Nothofagus glauca
Nothofagus glauca-hualo.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Nothofagaceae
Genus: Nothofagus
Species: N. glauca
Binomial name
Nothofagus glauca
Synonyms

Lophozonia glauca (Phil.) Heenan & Smissen
Fagus glauca

Nothofagus glauca, commonly known as hualo, is a species of plant in the family Nothofagaceae. It is a deciduous tree endemic to Chile. It grows from 34° to 37° South latitude. N. glauca was proposed to be renamed Lophozonia glauca in 2013[1]

Description[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ HEENAN, PETER B.; SMISSEN, ROB D. (2013). "Revised circumscription of Nothofagus and recognition of the segregate genera Fuscospora, Lophozonia, and Trisyngyne (Nothofagaceae)". Phytotaxa. 146 (1): 131. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.146.1.1. Retrieved 31 May 2015.