Carpinus eximia Nakai

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A deciduous tree up to 30 ft high, with a grey trunk 1 to 112 ft in diameter. Leaves ovate to ovate-oblong, rounded or nearly truncate at the base, slender pointed, doubly toothed; 3 to 4 in. long, 34 to 114 in. wide; veins in fourteen to sixteen pairs and silky-hairy beneath; upper surface downy. Fruiting catkin 2 to 3 in. long, 114 in. wide, the silky stalk 112 to 2 in. long; bracts semi-ovate, 112 in. long, 12 in. wide, with hairy veins. Nutlets dotted with glands, hairy at the top.

Native of Korea; introduced to Kew in 1925 from the Arnold Arboretum.

Genus

Carpinus

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