White birch

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    White birch @ SA
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    White birch @ Kamikouchi
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    White birch @ Kamikouchi
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    White birch @ Kamikouchi
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    White birch @ Kamikouchi

Basic information

Flower Name
White birch
Formal Name
Betula platyphylla
Alias
Habitat
The temperate zone area - subarctic zone
Morph
Deciduous tree

Comment

What is White birch

White birch (scientific name:Betula platyphylla) is a deciduous tree of the family betulaceae native to the temperate zone area - subarctic zone. The branches and leaves grow thick in the trunk which stands straight and makes form an egg-shaped. It is popular as a white tree. The bark is thin and has a lenticel design of the sideways-facing.There is jaggedness in the leaf edge, and the leaves placed each other to the branches. The stock is monoecism. For from April to May, the male flower downplays a catkin, and the female flower forms a spike. A seed has a wing. It is a pioneer plant, but the age of a tree is short with around 20 years. It causes hay fever in an anemophilous flower.

Common name: White birch , scientific name Betula platyphylla, also known as Birch, Habitat: Hokkaido to Eastern in Japan , temperate to subarctic regions of the world, life style: deciduous tree, tree height: 20 to 30 m, tree diameter: 40cm, Growth: fast, trunk: upright trunk with branches and leaves forming an ovoid trunk, bark color: white, bark: thin, bark pattern: horizontal bark,Leaf shape: rhombus, leaf height: 4-10 cm, leaf color: green → yellow, phylla: opposite, leaf margin: sawtooth, Hermaphroditic, female inflorescence form: spike, female flower length: 4 cm, male inflorescence form: catkin (catkin), male flower length: 5 cm, flowering period: April-May, Breeding method: seeds, seed form: winged, tree age: 20 years (short),
Special note: Pioneer plant. Wind-flowers can cause hay fever. Use: Wood and sap are xylitol and cosmetic moisturizers.

Detailed information

Order
Fagales
Family
Betulaceae
Genus
Betula
Species
B. platyphylla
Flower type
Flower array
Catkin
Petal shape
no petal
Leaf type
Rhomboid
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Specific areaHokkaido
Color
Green, Orange
Season
AprMay
Height
2000 ~ 3000 [cm]
Diameter
1 ~ 2

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