Trees by Genus

Genus 'Nothofagus'

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

Nothofagus procera (Raoul)

Nothofagus procera

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.

Foliage

Leaves have more pairs of veins than the Roblé Beech (Nothofagus obliqua) usually 14-18 pairs.

Flowers

Nothofagus procera

Flowers open in May; males about 0.6cm long, females tiny green and nut-shaped in leaf axils towards the ends of shoots.

Fruits

Nothofagus procera

Fruits are about 1cm long, breaking open in September to release seeds.