BioImages: The Virtual Field-Guide (UK)

FAGALES (forest trees)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Order)

BETULACEAE (birches, hazels, hornbeams and alders)
Alnus (alders), eg: Alnus glutinosa (Alder) - Leaf - upper side Betula (birches), eg: Betula papyrifera (Paper Birch) - Tree Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam), eg: Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam) - Leaf spray Corylus (hazels), eg: Corylus avellana (Hazel) - Nut eaten by wood mouse
Family 11 subtaxa 6 ident refs
FAGACEAE (forest trees)
Castanea (sweet chestnuts), eg: Castanea sativa (Sweet Chestnut) - Trunk and bark Fagus (beeches), eg: Fagus sylvatica (Beech) - Tree Quercus (oaks), eg: Quercus robur (Pedunculate Oak) - Tree - freshly in leaf
Family 10 subtaxa 7 ident refs
JUGLANDACEAE (walnuts, hickories, wingnuts) Family 2 subtaxa  
Juglans nigra L. (Black Walnut)
Leaf tip
Juglans regia L. (Walnut)
MYRICACEAE (myrtles) Family 1 subtaxon  
Myrica gale L. (Bog Myrtle, Bog-myrtle, Sweet Gale)
Bush - in flower
NOTHOFAGACEAE (southern beeches) Family 1 subtaxon  
Nothofagus obliqua (Mirb.) Blume (Roble)
Stem and leaf bases
(Trees with bark of pH 3.8-5.8) (very acid-barked trees)
Betula (birches), eg: Betula papyrifera (Paper Birch) - Tree Quercus (oaks), eg: Quercus robur (Pedunculate Oak) - Tree - freshly in leaf
Informal 15 subtaxa 16 ident refs

Suggested Literature

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 42 general literature references to FAGALES (forest trees)

FAGALES may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(vascular plants)
(flowering plants)
Broadleaved trees (via Fagales) Trees Trees and shrubs Trees, shrubs, woody and climbing plants (via Broadleaved trees)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 6012 feeding and other relationships of FAGALES (forest trees)

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