Nothofagus cunninghamii   Myrtle Beech

Nothofagis cunninghamii whole Nothofagis cunninghamii close new Nothofagis cunninghamii close new

Named after the 19th century botanist Allan Cunningham, this rainforest tree is native to Victoria and Tasmania. N. cunninghamii needs heavy rainfall to sustain it and makes excellent wood for furniture. The light brown parts in the photo are the empty husks of the nutlets produced. The flowers are small catkins. It is not a member of the Myrtle family.

LHS: Rainforest, Gordon River nr Strahan 30th Aug 2008 RHS: Tahune Forest, Tasmania 27th Aug 2007

Added on 17th January 2011, updated 25th December 2013

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