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Rauli Nothofagus procera (Fagaceae) HEIGHT to 28m <br />
Attractive, conical tree with a stout bole and striking autumn foliage. BARK Grey, with vertical plates. BRANCHES Lower branches are usually level, upper branches are more ascending. Thick, green twigs, which darken with age, bear pointed and reddish-brown buds, about 1cm long. LEAVES Alternate, to 8cm long and rather pointed at tip. Margin is wavy, minutely toothed and, on underside, the 15–22 pairs of veins are covered with fine silky hairs. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Male and female flowers occur on same tree. Males solitary and grow in leaf axils, female flowers are also usually solitary and give rise to 4-lobed hairy capsules containing 3 shiny brown nuts. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of Chile, introduced here early in 20th century and found in parks, gardens and commercial plantations.
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Rauli Nothofagus procera (Fagaceae) HEIGHT to 28m
Attractive, conical tree with a stout bole and striking autumn foliage. BARK Grey, with vertical plates. BRANCHES Lower branches are usually level, upper branches are more ascending. Thick, green twigs, which darken with age, bear pointed and reddish-brown buds, about 1cm long. LEAVES Alternate, to 8cm long and rather pointed at tip. Margin is wavy, minutely toothed and, on underside, the 15–22 pairs of veins are covered with fine silky hairs. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Male and female flowers occur on same tree. Males solitary and grow in leaf axils, female flowers are also usually solitary and give rise to 4-lobed hairy capsules containing 3 shiny brown nuts. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of Chile, introduced here early in 20th century and found in parks, gardens and commercial plantations.

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Date: 3 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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