Cochamó Valley Landscape Scenes and Plants

December 2004

The Cochamó Valley is vegetated with a dense mixed temperate rainforest.   The most common tree is a species of Southern Beech, Nothofagus sp., similar to humid temperate forests of North America.

All photos copyrighted by David L. Magney 2004.

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Photos of Plants of the Cochamó Valley

Asteranthera ovata, Estrellita - Gesneriaceae (Gesnerid family)

Philesia magellanica, Coicopihue or Austral Bellflower - Philesiaceae (Philesid family) [formerly included within Liliaceae (Lily family)], a shrub w/deep magenta flowers and linear leaves.

A Tabano fly, a slow but pesky fly; Hymenoglossum cruentum, Helecho Pelicula or Sanguinaria - Hymenophylaceae (a fern family [I haven't found a common name for the family yet]), an unusual fern

A stinging flower that twines over and through shrubs; Taraxicum officinale, Common Dandelion - Asteraceae (Sunflower family)

Caldcluvia paniculata, Tiaca or Triala - Cunoniaceae (Cunonid family)

Luzuriaga radicans, Quilineja - Philesiaceae (Philesid family); Rubus sp., berry - Rosaceae (Rose family)

Nertera granadensis, Rucachucao - Rubiaceae (Rue family); Embothrium coccineum, Notro - Proteaceae (Protea family)

Uncinia multifaria, Quinquina or Cortadera - Cyperaceae (Sedge family).   The stigmas are recurved and glandular, which catch on the hair on your arm or clothing (a good dispersal mechanism)

Fitzroya cupressoides, Alerce - Cupressaceae (Cypress family).   This species of conifer is similar in many ways to California's Giant Sequoia/Coast Redwood.   It has largely been logged to just a few populations in Chile.

Typical temperate rainforest conditions in the Lake District of Chile.

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