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Image of Lomatia dentada (Avellanillo / Avellanito / Palo negro / Piñol). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lomatia dentada

VII Region, Vilches Alto, El Morillo, Chile
Altitude: 1000-2000 m. 01 29, 2006

 

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Species:  Lomatia dentada (Ruiz & Pav.) R. Br.
Family:  Proteaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Proteales
Chilean Name:  Avellanillo , Avellanito , Palo negro , Piñol
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Record:  0192
About 3 Lomatia in Chile and 3 in our data base.
About 7 Proteaceae in Chile and 7 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).     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.
White, 4 petals      Tree     

Average germination, 30 - 60 %   

Native    Frequent

Height: 10 m.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Lomatia dentada (Avellanillo / Avellanito / Palo negro / Piñol). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lomatia dentada

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Chile
Altitude: 400-1550 m. 01 07, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Tree

Flower: White, 4 petals

Height: 10 m.

 

Image of Lomatia dentada (Avellanillo / Avellanito / Palo negro / Piñol). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lomatia dentada

VII Region, Camino a Melado, Chile
Altitude: 600-1000 m. 03 09, 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:

In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.

 

Image of Lomatia dentada (Avellanillo / Avellanito / Palo negro / Piñol). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lomatia dentada

VII Region, Las Placetas, cerca de Radal Siete Tasas, Chile
Altitude: 900-1800 m. 04 29, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Lomatia dentada (Avellanillo / Avellanito / Palo negro / Piñol). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lomatia dentada

VII Region, Las Placetas, cerca de Radal Siete Tasas, Chile
Altitude: 900-1800 m. 04 29, 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).

 

 

Average germination, 30 - 60 %

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (10) of Lomatia dentada (Ruiz & Pav.) R. Br. available here

More species from the same Proteaceae family in our data base:

Embothrium coccineum fma. andina (Notro andino / Ciruelillo)

Embothrium coccineum (Notro, ciruelillo)

Gevuina avellana (Avellano / Gevuín)

Lomatia dentada (Avellanillo / Avellanito / Palo negro / Piñol)

Lomatia ferruginea (Fuinque / Palmilla)

Lomatia hirsuta (Radal / Raral / Nogal silvestre)

Orites myrtoidea (Radal enano)

 

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