Nothofagus obliqua (Roblé Beech)
Native: Chile and Western Argentina
Once formed extensive natural forests and is still an important timber tree. Its wood being similar to that of oak, the Spanish have it their name for oak, Roblé.
Leaves usually have 8-9 pairs of veins.
Flowers open in May; males are single with as many as 30-40 stamens; females are tiny green and nut-shaped.
Fruits are about 1cm long, opening in September to release the nutlets.