Nothofagus solandri

Nothofagus solandri photographed at Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, Sussex, UK

Nothofagus solandri (syn Nothofagus solandri var solandri, black beech) is a tall, slender, evergreen tree that reaches 30–80 ft (9–24 m) high. The dark green leaves are oval shaped with a blunt tip, 0.3–0.8 in (7–20 mm) long, white underneath in mature trees. The male flowers consist of red stamens, making the tree appear red when in flower, spring.

Nothofagus solandri grows in lowland and lower montane forests southwards from the East Cape in the North Island, to south Canterbury in South Island, New Zealand.

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