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Common name

English: Silver Birch

German: Hängebirke

Mandarin: 垂枝桦 (chui zhi hua)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Fagales (32)

        Family: Betulaceae (9)(family description)

          Genus: Betula (4)

            Epithet: pendula Roth (2)

Synonyms: Betula aetnensis Raf., Betula grandifolia Litv., Betula laciniata Wahlenb., Betula lobulata Kanitz, Betula oxycoviensis Besser, Betula pendula C.K.Schneid. (Andre), Betula tristis Dippel, Betula verrucosa L.f.

aetnensis => from Mount Etna, Italy

grandifolia => large leaved

laciniata => shredded or torn

pendula => hanging down as through weakness of the stem

tristis => sad, dull-colored, melancholic, gloomy; of taste: bitter, harsh, disagreeable; of smell: offensive, foul

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: green, yellow

External links

Check for Betula pendula at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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