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Gevuina avellana


Gevuina avellana (Chilean hazel, avellano chileno in Spanish) is an evergreen tree of the family Proteaceae, up to 20 meters (65 feet) tall. It is native to southern Chile and adjacent valleys in Argentina. It is found from sea level to 700 meters (2300 feet) above sea level. Its distribution extends from 35° to 44° south latitude. The composite leaves are bright green and toothed, and the tree is in flower between July and November. The flowers are very small and beige to whitish, are bisexual and group two by two in long racemes. The fruit is a dark red nut when young and turns black. It can grow up straight or branched from the soil. (Wikipedia)

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Valdivia, XIV Región de Los Ríos, Chile

Spotted on Mar 4, 2011
Submitted on Mar 4, 2011

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