Overview

Distribution

Anhui, N Guangxi, S Guizhou, Henan, NW Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, E Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Trees to 25 m tall. Petiole 0.5-1.5 cm, glabrous; leaf blade ovate, elliptic-ovate, or rarely oblong-ovate, 5-9(-11) cm, abaxially glaucescent and glabrous except for long silky hairs along veins, base broadly cuneate to sometimes rounded or subcordate, margin sinuate, apex shortly acuminate; secondary veins 9-14 on each side of midvein, curving upward, fusing near margin. Peduncle 2-7 cm. Cupule 1.5-1.8 cm; basal bracts greenish, leaflike, glabrous, veined; apical bracts brownish, filiform, hairy. Nuts slightly exserted, apex with 3 small wings. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Aug-Oct.
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Diagnostic Description

Synonym

Fagus sylvatica Linnaeus var. chinensis Franchet.
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Ecology

Habitat

* Broad-leaved and mixed forest on mountain slopes; 1500-2500 m.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Fagus engleriana

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Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 10
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Fagus engleriana

Fagus engleriana, also known as Chinese beech, is a species of beech native to central and eastern China (Anhui, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, and Zhejiang provinces) where it grows in broad-leaved and mixed forests. It can reach 25 m (82 ft) in height.[1]

The shoots are dark brown and hairless. Leaves contain 10-14 vein-pairs and the margin is hairless, deckled and scarcely toothed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chengjiu Huang, Yongtian Zhang & Bruce Bartholomew. "Fagus engleriana". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
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