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.