Common names include Tanglefoot, Deciduous Beech or Fagus. It is the only native deciduous tree in Tasmania and the only cold climate winter-deciduous tree in Australia. The leaves of this highland delight turn gold and deep red in April/May, only in Tasmania. It is considered a paleoendemic species to Tasmania as macrofossils have been discovered within Oligocene sediments both in Tasmania and Antarctica.
- Kingdom Plantae
- Nothofagus gunnii
“These leaves were collected from a private Hobart garden with permission. ” – Deborah Wace