Taxon: Nothofagus alpina (Poepp. & Endl.) Oerst.

Genus: Nothofagus
Subgenus: Lophozonia
Family: Nothofagaceae
Nomen number: 401406
Place of publication: Bidr. Egefam. 24. 1871; Kongel. Danske Vidensk. Selsk. Skr., Naturvidensk. Math. Afd. ser. 5, 9:354. 1873
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 09-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Nov-2013
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Krussmann)
  • Materials: wood (planted for timber in Europe fide F Eur ed2, as N. procera)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina Neuquen; Chile

  • Cultivated


  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • Correa, M. N. Flora patagonica. (F Patag)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Fagales. 1998 (L Fagales)
  • Heenan, P. B. & R. D. Smissen 2013. Revised circumscription of Nothofagus and recognition of the segregate genera Fuscospora, Lophozonia, and Trisyngyne (Nothofagaceae) (Phytotaxa) 146:15.
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • International Seed Testing Association A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 2. Trees. (Mult Glossary Trees)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Marticorena, C. & M. Quezada Catálogo de la flora vascular de Chile. (L Chile)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea, ed. 2. (F Eur ed2)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)


Check other web resources for Nothofagus alpina (Poepp. & Endl.) Oerst. :


  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image