Genus Nothofagus

Nothofagus, also known as the southern beeches, is a genus of 35 species of trees and shrubs native to the temperate oceanic to tropical Southern Hemisphere in southern South America and Australasia .

Species in the genus Nothofagus of plants

Nothofagus alessandri - It is a straight tree trunk and gray that can measure up to 30 m tall. Its leaves are of an ovate, ovate-cordate or lanceolate, with primary veins conspicuous and serrated edge. The flowers are unisexual and inconspicuous, greenish.

Nothofagus alpina - Nothofagus alpina also called Rauli Beech is a species of plant in the Fagaceae family. Deciduous tree, it grows in Chile and Argentina , it reaches 50 m height and more than 2 meters in diameter. Its distribution goes from 35 to 42 South latitude. It is found on the Andes. It tolerates low temperatures and heavy winds. It has a straight and cylindrical trunk with grey bark.


Coigue - It can become a large tree, up to 45 m high and 1.9 m in diameter. One tree, felled by a storm in 1954, reportedly measured 2.55 m in diameter at the height of a man's chest and a total volume, including the branches, of 87 m.

Nothofagus glauca - Nothofagus glauca grows up to 30 m height and 2 m diameter, with a straight and cylindrical trunk. The bark is gray-reddish and rough. It lives in places with long droughts. Is very useful for reforestating areas with very bent slopes and with long dry season in summer. It is threatened by habitat loss.


Nothofagus nuda - In 1927 Nothofagus nuda was reported by JR.


Nothofagus stylosa - It is an Vulnerable species threatened by habitat loss.


Nothofagus womersleyi - It is an Endangered species threatened by habitat loss.