Who knows the southern beeches? (was: Marsupials)

Stanley Friesen sarima at netcom.com
Thu Feb 10 23:29:25 EST 1994

In article <2j5tak$3e2 at agate.berkeley.edu> forags at smokey.Berkeley.EDU writes:
>The correct spelling of the genus is   Nothofagus  .


The second part, 'fagus', is simply Latin for "beech".
[Note, the English common name for the genus is 'southern beech'].

Now, what is the *first* part of the name ('notho')?
It doesn't look like Latin to me, is it perhaps Greek?
And what does it mean?

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