|Nothofagus betuloides subsp. var.|
Nothofagus betuloides (Magellan's beech) is an evergreen tree, up to 25 meters (82 feet), columnar appearance, in its natural environment it tolerates cold winters and absence of heat in summer. Found from sea level to 500 meters (1600 ft). It is sometimes known by the common name guindo.
It grows from southern (40° lat S) to Tierra del Fuego (56° lat S), specimens from the southern forests resist temperatures down to −20°C (−4°F).
The wood has beautiful marks, is pinkish, hard, semi-heavy and is used in furniture and building.
Pests and diseases
- ↑ Højgaard, A., J. Jóhansen, and S. Ødum (eds) 1989. A century of tree planting in the Faroe Islands. Føroya Frodskaparfelag, Torshavn.
- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963