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Italian Alder Alnus cordata (Betulaceae) HEIGHT to 29m<br />
An attractive tree with a bold, conical shape, fine glossy leaves and an impressive show of catkins and cones. BARK Pale grey and fairly smooth with slightly downy twigs. LEAVES Best feature for identification is the glossy heart-shaped leaves (hence cordata), which have short tufts of orange hairs along the midrib on the underside. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Male catkins are yellow and produced prolifically; female catkins are borne in small clusters, ripening in early summer. woody ‘cones’ are larger than those of any other Alder species. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of Corsica and S Italy, planted here in parks and gardens, and often along roadsides.
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Italian Alder Alnus cordata (Betulaceae) HEIGHT to 29m
An attractive tree with a bold, conical shape, fine glossy leaves and an impressive show of catkins and cones. BARK Pale grey and fairly smooth with slightly downy twigs. LEAVES Best feature for identification is the glossy heart-shaped leaves (hence cordata), which have short tufts of orange hairs along the midrib on the underside. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Male catkins are yellow and produced prolifically; female catkins are borne in small clusters, ripening in early summer. woody ‘cones’ are larger than those of any other Alder species. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of Corsica and S Italy, planted here in parks and gardens, and often along roadsides.

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Date: 3 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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