Catalog Number: US 39342
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Card file verified by examination of alleged type specimen
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): S. Tschonoski
Year Collected: 1864
Locality: Honshu, Japan, Asia-Temperate
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Fagus japonica
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
Fagus japonica, known as the Japanese Blue Beech or in Japanese as inubuna ("dog buna") or kurobuna ("black buna"), is a deciduous tree of the beech family Fagaceae. It is native to Japan, where it is one of the main tree species in natural deciduous forests particularly on the Pacific side of the country.
It reaches 25 metres in height. The growth habit is often multi-trunked. Bark is smooth and grey. The simple leaves are arranged alternately along the branch. They are slightly pubescent and slightly glaucous beneath, with 10–14 pairs of lateral nerves. Fruiting peduncles are 3–4 cm long and glabrous.
- Peters, R. (1997). Beech Forests. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic.
- Woody Plants of Japan, Vol. 1, 2000. ISBN 4-635-07003-4.
- Ohwi, J. (1984). Flora of Japan. ISBN 978-0-87474-708-9.
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