Carpinus cordata

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    Carpinus cordata @ Kushiro Marsh

Basic information

Flower Name
Carpinus cordata
Formal Name
Carpinus cordata
Alias
Habitat
Korea, China, Japan
Morph
deciduous broad-leaved tree

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What is Carpinus cordata

Carpinus cordata or Sawashiba (Scientific name: Carpinus cordata) is native to China, Korea and Japan. It is a deciduous broad-leaved tree in the family Betulaceae. In Japan, it grows wild in the mountainous beech forests from Hokkaido to Shikoku and Kyushu. The species sub-name "cordata" means "heart-shaped".

Common name: Carpinus cordata, Scientific name: Carpinus cordata. Habitat, Environment: moist and fertile soil, Tree Height: 12 m, Tree diameter: 60 cm, bark colour: greyish brown to grey-green Shallow, diamond-shaped lobes, leaf substance: parchmental, leaf shape: heart-shaped, leaflet inflorescence: alternate, leaf margin: double serrated, dioecious, leaf length Size: 7-14 cm, leaf width: 4-7 cm, inflorescence: caudal, flowering: April-May, flower color: yellow-green Male inflorescence: 5 cm, fruit type: hard fruits, fruit stage: August to October, use: apparatus wood, shiitake mushroom logs.

Detailed information

Order
Fagales
Family
Betulaceae
Genus
Carpinus
Species
C. cordata
Flower type
Other
Flower array
Catkin
Petal shape
no petal
Leaf type
Cordate
Leaf edge
Double serrated
Flowering place
Low mountain
Color
Green
Season
AprMay
Height
1000 ~ 1200 [cm]
Diameter
0.1 ~ 0.1

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