Overview

Distribution

Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Trees to 25 m tall. Winter buds ca. 1.5 cm. Petiole 0.6-2 cm; leaf blade ovate to elliptic-ovate, 5-11 cm, lustrous green and glabrous except for silky pubescence abaxially on midvein, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin slightly sinuate, apex acute to shortly acuminate; secondary veins 8-12 on each side of midvein, ending in minute teeth. Peduncle 0.5-1.5 cm, glabrous. Cupule 1-1.5 cm; bracts tuberculate, closely appressed, triangular mucronate, 1-2 mm, rarely apical ones slightly ascending. Nut slightly exserted, with minute or hardly evident wings near apex. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Sep-Oct.
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Diagnostic Description

Synonym

Fagus lucida var. opienica Y. T. Chang; F. nayonica Y. T. Chang.
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Type Information

Isotype for Fagus lucida Rehder & E.H. Wilson in Sarg.
Catalog Number: US 777132
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): E. H. Wilson
Year Collected: 1907
Locality: Hupeh, China, Asia-Temperate
  • Isotype: Rehder, A. & Wilson, E. H. 1916. Pl. Wilson. 3: 191.
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Ecology

Habitat

* Mixed mesophytic forests on mountain slopes; 800-2000 m.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Fagus lucida

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Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 10
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Fagus lucida

Fagus lucida is a species of tree in the Fagaceae family. It is a tree up to 25 metres (82 ft) tall native to southern and eastern China.[1] Seeds and young leaves are edible.[2]

References

  1. ^ Chengjiu Huang, Yongtian Zhang & Bruce Bartholomew. "Fagus lucida". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200006256. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  2. ^ Plants For A Future (1996). "Fagus lucida". PFAF Plant Databse. http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Fagus+lucida. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
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