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Image of Prumnopitys andina (Lleuque / Uva de cordillera). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Prumnopitys andina

VII Region, Camino a El Melado, Chile
Altitude: 400-1200 m. 01 21, 2006

 

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Species:  Prumnopitys andina (Poepp. ex Endl.) de Laub.
Family:  Podocarpaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Coniferas
Chilean Name:  Lleuque , Uva de cordillera
English Name: 
German Name: 
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Record:  0206
About 1 Prumnopitys in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 5 Podocarpaceae in Chile and 5 in our data base.

 

Edible plant   Timber   
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 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.     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.
   Tree     

Native    Not Frequent

Height: 18 m.

No ornamental value (C)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Prumnopitys andina (Lleuque / Uva de cordillera). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Prumnopitys andina

IX Region, Melilpeuco, Chile
Altitude: 600-800 m. 03 18, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Tree

Height: 18 m.

 

Image of Prumnopitys andina (Lleuque / Uva de cordillera). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Prumnopitys andina

VII Region, Camino a El Melado, Chile
Altitude: 400-1200 m. 01 21, 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:

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 Prumnopitys andina (Lleuque / Uva de cordillera). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Prumnopitys andina

VII Region, Camino a El Melado, Chile
Altitude: 400-1200 m. 01 21, 2006

 

USES

No ornamental value (C)

 

Useful properties:

Edible plant
Timber

 

 

 

Image of Prumnopitys andina (Lleuque / Uva de cordillera). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Prumnopitys andina

VII Region, Chileflora Lab., Chile
Altitude: 350 m. 05 07, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (15) of Prumnopitys andina (Poepp. ex Endl.) de Laub. available here

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

Lepidothamnus fonkii

Podocarpus nubigenus (Mañío macho / Mañío de hojas punzantes)

Podocarpus saligna (Mañío de hojas largas / Mañiú)

Prumnopitys andina (Lleuque / Uva de cordillera)

Saxegothaea conspicua (Mañío hembra / Mañío de hojas cortas)

 

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