southern beech


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southern beech

n.
Any of various evergreen or deciduous trees of the genus Nothofagus of South America and Australasia, having alternate leaves and small nut-bearing fruits.

[From the fact that native ranges of the trees are confined to the Southern Hemisphere or perhaps translation of New Latin Nothofāgus, genus name (from Greek nothos, bastard, false + Latin fāgus, beech), taken as if from Greek notos, south wind, south + Latin fāgus.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.southern beech - any of various beeches of the southern hemisphere having small usually evergreen leaves
genus Nothofagus, Nothofagus - beeches of temperate southern hemisphere except Africa: southern beech
myrtle beech, Nothofagus cuninghamii - large evergreen tree of Tasmania
Coigue, Nothofagus dombeyi - Chilean evergreen whose leafy boughs are used for thatching
New Zealand beech - any of several tall New Zealand trees of the genus Nothofagus; some yield useful timber
Nothofagus obliqua, roble beech - tall deciduous South American tree
Nothofagus procera, rauli beech - large Chilean timber tree yielding coarse lumber
black beech, Nothofagus solanderi - New Zealand forest tree
hard beech, Nothofagus truncata - tall New Zealand tree yielding very hard wood
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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In an effort to explore potential methods of adding value to radiata pine and southern beech, these woods were inoculated with native Chilean fungi to determine if spalting could be induced under a reasonable time frame.
That biodiversity is itself a function of the region's habitat diversity, which takes in grasslands, the Andes and their foothills, arid and semi-arid Patagonian steppe, southern beech forests, rivers, lakes and wetlands.
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Giant Redwood, Walnut, Chestnut and Southern Beech have already been planted, and this collection will be added to in the future to provide a teaching resource, as well as a pleasant place to walk and sit.
In the fragrant arboretum 25 different types of eucalyptus grow, as well as the southern beech and shrubs from the southern hemisphere, between wild native plants in the green-sand soil.
The southern beech tree, grown from a seed collected by Kew staff during an expedition to Tasmania in 2000, was dug up some time in the last week at Kew's country garden in West Sussex.
The southern beech tree, grown from a seed collected by Kew staff during an expedition to Tasmania in 2000, was dug up sometime in the last week at Kew's country garden in West Sussex.

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