Beilschmiedia berteroana , evergreen tree in the family Lauraceae from Chile: 35 to 47 lat. S, It can measure 30 m height and 1 m diameter. Straight trunk. Gray and fissured bark and is useful for tanning leather. It is very used as an ornamental tree in Chile. The flowers are used by introduced European bees for producing a very delicious honey. The wood is very beautiful and hard. The tree has been planted and acclimatized in Spain, but is rarely seen there.
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Rodriguez, R. y M. Quezada. 2001. Laurales. En C. Marticorena y R. Rodriguez [eds.], Flora de Chile Vol. 2, pp 10-19. Universidad de Concepcion, Concepcion.
berteroana in Enciclopedia de la Flora Chilena
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