Estudio fitosociológico de los bosques de Nothofagus glauca (Phil.) Krasser del Centro-Sur de Chile
[A phytosociological study of the Nothofagus glauca (Phil.) Krasser woodlands of South-Central Chile]
Amigo, Javier; San Martín, José; García Quintanilla, Luis
This study characterized the woodlands dominated by the deciduous Chilean endemic species Nothofagus glauca (local name hualo) in the Cordillera de la Costa and foothills of the Andes, between latitudes 35° and 37° South. Fieldwork and subsequent analysis followed Braun-Blanquet methodology, and considered both hualo-dominated woodland and the associated scrub communities arising after disturbance. These woodlands are considered to form part of a single association, which we denominate Bomareo salsillae-Nothofagetum glaucae ass. nova. The syntaxonomic position of the new association is discussed, and a new suballiance including it is proposed, Nothofagenion glauco-alessandri suball. nova.