Hornbeam Carpinus betulus Betulaceae Height to 30m <br />
Robust tree; bole gnarled and twisted. Bark Silvery-grey and fissured. Branches Ascending and twisted; twigs greyish-brown, hairy. Leaves Oval, pointed with rounded base, short petiole, and double-toothed margin; 15 pairs of veins. Reproductive parts Male catkins, to 5cm long, yellowish-green with red scales. Fruits are clusters of winged nutlets. Status Locally common, sometimes planted and coppiced for hard timber.
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Hornbeam Carpinus betulus Betulaceae Height to 30m
Robust tree; bole gnarled and twisted. Bark Silvery-grey and fissured. Branches Ascending and twisted; twigs greyish-brown, hairy. Leaves Oval, pointed with rounded base, short petiole, and double-toothed margin; 15 pairs of veins. Reproductive parts Male catkins, to 5cm long, yellowish-green with red scales. Fruits are clusters of winged nutlets. Status Locally common, sometimes planted and coppiced for hard timber.

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