Nothofagus procera (Raoul)
Also known as: Rauli
Native: Andes in Chile and in Argentina near the Chilean border
Location: Its use in forestry is being extended to Britain where it apparently has great potential.
Important timber tree. It wood is superior to the Roblé Beech (Nothofagus obliqua) and it has a fast growth rate. Height to 25m and more.
Leaves have more pairs of veins than the Roblé Beech (Nothofagus obliqua) usually 14-18 pairs.
Flowers open in May; males about 0.6cm long, females tiny green and nut-shaped in leaf axils towards the ends of shoots.
Fruits are about 1cm long, breaking open in September to release seeds.