Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid, Vol 57, No 2 (1999)

The Remnant Communities of Gomortega keule (Gomortegaceae, Magnoliopsida) in Central Chile

José San Martín Acevedo
Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de Talca, Chile

Ana Sánchez Álvarez
Departamento de Ecología, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain


Some inventories were made in fourteen localities of Chilean températe forest with presence of Gomortega keule. All of them are situated on the west side of the Coastal Range in Central Chile. This species, the only member of the Gomortegaceae and an endemic to this área of Chile, is endangered because of habitat occupation by plantations of exotic species. In this paper, the floristic composition and ecology of these communities are described. The information about the distribution of this species is also updated.


Gomortega keule; endemism; communities; floristic composition; Chile

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