134720 Oriental Hornbeam Carpinus orientalis (Betulaceae) HEIGHT to 11m. Similar to Hornbeam but separable with care; overall the tree is normally smaller and neater. BARK Similar to Hornbeam. BRANCHES With thinner shoots than Hornbeam, covered with long silky hairs. LEAVES Resemble those of Hornbeam but smaller, always looking slightly folded. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Similar to Hornbeam but fruit bracts are unlobed (3-lobed in Hornbeam). STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of SE Europe and Asia Minor, occasionally seen in Britain as a specimen tree.