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a ñire tree in Patagonia
Creative Commons Attribution Share Alikea ñire tree in Patagonia - Credit: Leonardo Pallotta

Indigenous to Chile and Argentina, Nothofagus antarctica (ñire) is a deciduous beech found in temperate rainforests as far south as Hoste Island across the Beagle Channel from Tierra del Fuego, making it the southernmost tree on earth.