Nothofagus truncata or Hard Beech is a species of tree endemic to New Zealand. Its common name derives from the fact that its wood has a high silica content, making it hard and difficult to saw. Hard Beech is a tree up to 30m tall occurring in lowland and lower montane forest from lat. 35°S to 42°30'S, that is, from the north of the North Island to Marlborough and south Westland in the South Island. It does not occur on Mount Taranaki/Egmont. The coriaceous, broadly ovate leaves range from 2.5 to 4cm long, and have from 8 to 12 pairs of coarse blunt teeth. The slate to dark grey bark is thick and furrowed.
Ectomycorrhizal fungal communities and soil chemistry in harvested and unharvested temperate Nothofagus rainforests.(Report)
Jun 01, 2009; Introduction Ectomycorrhizal (EcM) forests are characterized by having a high diversity of EcM fungi (Walker et al. 2005), many...