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Parque Nacional Nahuelbuta

Nation Park in the IX. region of Chile, 40 km west of the city of Angol and approximately 140 km north of the province capital Temuco; the National Park contains the last natural monkey-puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana) forest in the Coastal Cordillera in Chile (back of the picture); the highest peak in the National Park is Cerro Nahuelbuta with an altitude of 1533 m. Beside monkey-puzzle trees the predominent tree species are Nothofagus pumilio (span.: lenga), Nothofagus dombeyi (span.: coigue) and Quercus spec. (span.: roble).

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one location of P. chilensis in the Nahuelbuta National Park (see white arrow), 1264 m a.s.l.

S 37°49'08", W 73°00'73"

3.10.2004

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plants of P. chilensis growing in mosses in a very wet soil (running water from a spring that is just coming out of the ground) very high in organic matter; at the beginning of the Chilean springtime there were growing beside adult plants also seedlings that have recently germinated.

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adult plants and seedlings

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2 adult plants (original size of the rosette is 4 cm in diameter)

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single monkey-puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana)

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with beard lichens (Usnea barbata) covered southern beech Nothofagus pumilio at an altitude of about 1300 m

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yellow coloured hemiparasite "Chinese lantern" (Mizodendrum punctulatum) growing on a Nothofagus pumilio tree and a South-American bamboo species (at left)

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northernmost (Laguna del Maule) and southernmost known locations of the distribution area of P. chilensis

Pinguicula chilensis Clos (1849)