Fagus orientalis (Oriental Beech)
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Native: Asia Minor, the Caucasus, Balkans
Location: Grows in lower more sheltered places than «H6:Fagus sylvatica».
Leaves are longer than Common Beech (Fagus sylvatica), with 7-12 pairs of veins.
Flowers open in May, drooping male clusters on stalks 2.5-5cm long, the female produced at the tip of the shoot.
Fruit have husks about 2.5cm long on stems 5-7.5cm long and which split and fall in October to release the triangular nuts.