Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Carpinus caroliniana


by Science Staff
Not peer reviewed
Last modified: 01/25/2013


Carpinus L., Sp. Pl. 998. 1753. Gen. Pl. 432. 1754. Ostrya Hill, Brit. Herb. 513. 1757, nom. rej. LECTOTYPE: Carpinus betulus L. designated by Britton & Brown (1913).

Key to the species of Carpinus

1. Buds 3 mm, long-hairy at first; fruiting bracts 5- to 7-nerved at base; common native understory tree...Carpinus caroliniana
1. Buds 5 mm, glabrous; fruiting bracts 3- to 5-nerved at base; rare nonnative escape...Carpinus betulus

List of Carpinus Species


References to Carpinus

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