Hêtre

European beech, common beech, botanic name Fagus sylvatica, blossom of tree, close-up

Fagus sylvatica

Synonymes :
Le hêtre européen
Fagus_sylvatica (Wikipedia)

Fagus sylvatica
European beech
Fagus-sylvatica-cansiglio-forest-italy.jpg
European beech in an alpine forest (Italy)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Fagales
Family:Fagaceae
Genus:Fagus
Species:
F. sylvatica
Binomial name
Fagus sylvatica
Fagus sylvatica range.svg
Distribution map
Synonyms
  • Castanea fagus Scop.
  • Fagus aenea Dum.Cours.
  • Fagus asplenifolia Dum.Cours.
  • Fagus cochleata (Dippel) Domin
  • Fagus comptoniifolia Desf.
  • Fagus crispa Dippel
  • Fagus cristata Dum.Cours.
  • Fagus cucullata Dippel
  • Fagus cuprea Hurter ex A.DC.
  • Fagus echinata Gilib. nom. inval.
  • Fagus incisa Dippel
  • Fagus laciniata A.DC. nom. inval.
  • Fagus pendula (Lodd.) Dum.Cours.
  • Fagus purpurea Dum.Cours.
  • Fagus quercoides (Pers.) Dippel
  • Fagus salicifolia A.DC.
  • Fagus sylvestris Gaertn.
  • Fagus tortuosa (Dippel) Domin
  • Fagus variegata A.DC.

European beech or common beech (Fagus sylvatica) is a deciduous tree belonging to the beech family Fagaceae.

Beech (Wiktionary)

English

Wikispecies

Etymology

From Middle English beche, from Old English bēċe, from Proto-West Germanic *bōkijā (beech). Doublet of buky.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: bēch, IPA(key): /biːt͡ʃ/
  • Rhymes: -iːtʃ
  • Homophone: beach

Noun

beech (plural beeches)

  1. A tree of the genus Fagus having a smooth, light grey trunk, oval, pointed leaves and many branches.
  2. The wood of the beech tree.

Synonyms

  • beech tree
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