At both sites vegetation consists of open woodlands of the [sim]8-15 m tall Austrocedrus chilensis. Trees are sparse within a matrix of [sim]0.3-1.5 m tall shrubs and herbs, some of which are also dominant components of the Patagonia steppe.
In northern Patagonia, Argentina, we used dendrochronological techniques to examine potential influences of climatic variability on the mortality of the xeric conifer Austrocedrus chilensis near the forest-steppe ecotone.
Estos bosques revisten importancia paisajistica para la region y son un reservorio valioso de biodiversidad, entre otras cosas, debido a la presencia de representantes endemicos, como Austrocedrus chilensis (D.
The Patagonian Forests is characterized by a humid and temperate climate, with vegetation dominated by trees such as Nothofagus (southern beeches in the Nothofagaceae, formerly in Fagaceae), Austrocedrus chilensis (Cupressaceae), Embothrium coccineum, Lomatia hirsuta (Proteaceae), and an understory dominated by a shade-tolerant bamboo Chusquea culeou (Poaceae, Bambusoideae; Burkart et al., 1999).
Subantarctic forests are dominated by pure or mixed stands of conifers (Austrocedrus chilensis and Fitzroya cupressoides), evergreen (Nothofagus dombeyi) and deciduous (Nothofagus pumilio and Nothofagus antarctica) species.