Roble - Nothofagus obliqua
Nothofagus obliqua is a fast-growing tree which may reach 20 metres in height. It has alternate leaves in two opposite rows, ovate, shortly toothed, 4 to 7 cm long, dark green above, pale glaucous below. There are similar species, and care is needed with identification.
Usually found as a planted tree in hedgerows or roadside verges.
Flowering April or May.
Widespread but infrequent in Britain. Usually found as a planted tree.
Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland where there are only 4 or 5 records up to 2016. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015