Genus Fitzroya

It is a very large evergreen tree, the largest tree species in South America, normally growing to 4060 m tall and up to 5 m trunk diameter.

Species in the genus Fitzroya of plants

 
 

Alerce - It is a very large evergreen tree, the largest tree species in South America, normally growing to 4060 m tall and up to 5 m trunk diameter. The leaves are in decussate whorls of three, 36 mm long and 2 mm broad, marked with two white stomatal lines. The cones are globose, 68 mm diameter, opening flat to 12 mm across, with nine scales in three whorls of three. Only the central whorl of scales is fertile, bearing 2-3 seeds on each scale; the lower and upper whorls are small and sterile. The seeds are 23 mm long, flat, with a wing along each side. The seeds are mature 68 months after pollination.