1890.000 Fagus L. - Beeches

Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. (1963) Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada D. van Nostrand Co, Inc. Princetown New Jersey.

Description of the genus

Deciduous trees, up to 30 m, with smooth grey bark. Leaves simple appearing at the same time as the flowers. Flowers usually paired on a short peduncle, concealed by the numerous bracts. Fruit a sharply 3-angled nut, 1-seeded, normally in pairs.

Worldwide: 10 - 13 species, native to temperate Europe, Asia and North America.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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sylvatica L.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Fagus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Fagus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Fagus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Fagus
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iNaturalist: Fagus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Fagus
JSTOR Plant Science: Fagus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Fagus
Plants of the World Online: Fagus
Tropicos: Fagus
Wikipedia: Fagus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Fagus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2552, retrieved 21 April 2024

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