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beech

a forest tree of the genus Fagus with glossy oval leaves, thin, smooth, greyish bark and fine-grained wood.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Don), eucalyptus (Eucalyptus spp.), and southern beech (Northofagus spp.).
It then criss-crosses southern beech forests, grasslands and rocky crags, passing lakes and lagoons, before descending off the ridge and back to the campsite.
And the southern beech (Nothofagus spp.) that blanket the Andes of southern Argentina and Chile are living links with other lands once a part of the ancient supercontinent of Gondwanaland, which included Antarctica, Australia, and New Zealand.
The Valdivian forests cover most of southwest South America, between the Pacific coastline and the Andes and are known as the "Nothofagus forest region." The different species of southern beech (Nothofagus, Fagaceae), together with other evergreen and deciduous angiosperms and conifers, form very impressive mixed forests that long ago attracted the attention of naturalists and geographers for their unique biogeographic characteristics.
Forests of slender southern beech trees (Nothofagus sp.), for example lenga, create a half-light, through which the graceful guanaco moves in small herds.
By noting that the southern beech tree, certain mammal-like reptiles known as Dicynodonts and other Australian flora and fauna are found only on Gondwana continents, scientists have determined that these continents were once linked .
The southern beech (Nothofagus) is a beauty which comes from Tierra del Fuego and Australasia and is becoming increasingly popular in here.

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