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Genus 'Nothofagus'

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Nothofagus antarctica
Nothofagus dombeyi
Nothofagus fusca
Nothofagus menziesii
Nothofagus obliqua
Nothofagus procera
Nothofagus solanderi

Nothofagus obliqua (Roblé Beech)

Nothofagus obliqua

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.

Foliage

Leaves usually have 8-9 pairs of veins.

Flowers

Nothofagus obliqua

Flowers open in May; males are single with as many as 30-40 stamens; females are tiny green and nut-shaped.

Fruits

Nothofagus obliqua

Fruits are about 1cm long, opening in September to release the nutlets.