The Vegetation Map of South America by K Hueck and P Seibert 1981

Figure 5.1 reproduces with the kind permission of the Publisher, Elsevier (Munich) Urban & Fischer the Patagonian sector of the Vegetationskarte von S damerika by K. Hueck and P. Seibert (Stuttgart G. Fischer, 1981, 2nd ed.). What follows, is a concise characterisation of the vegetation units according to K. Hueck and P. Seibert. Regarding the names of the species, I follow Zuloaga et al. for Chilean species not mentioned by Zuloaga, I follow Hoffmann in brackets, the differing synonyms used...

Nothofagus Blume

Buds fusiform. Leaves alternate margin serrate or dentate-crenate or entire. Male flowers axillary, solitary or in 2 3-flowered clusters, sessile or shortly pedunculate perianth splitting irregularly, stamens 8 40. Female flowers usually in groups of 3 in a sessile or shortly pedunculate cupule styles 3. Fruit a nut, 3- or 2-angled, generally winged. The genus Nothofagus comprises about 35 species, native to Australasia and temperate South America. All the species...