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Fagus Sylvatica

Beech (fagus) is a genus of deciduous trees in the family Fagaceae, native to temperate Europe, Asia & North America.

  • Kingdom : Plantae
  • Clade : Angiosperms
  • Family : Fagaceae
  • Subfamily : Fagoideae
  • Genus : Fagus

According to the Genus system, there are 10 – 13 species with subgenera engleriana & fagus such as Fagus Crenata (Japanese Beech), Fagus Engleriana (Chinese Beech), Fagus Grandiflora (American Beech), etc.

These are low branching trees, often made up of several major trunks with yellowish bark. There is a whitish bloom on the underside of the leaves.


  • Beech wood is an excellent firewood, easily split & burning for many hours with bright & calm flames.
  • Drums are made from wood.
  • Used for stocks of military rifles.
  • It has been listed as one of the 38 plants whose flowers which are used to prepare BACH FLOWER REMEDIES.

Fruits of the tree are known as Beechnuts which have high enough fat content that they can be pressed for edible oil.

Fresh from trees, beech leaves in spring are a fine salad vegetables, as sweet as mild cabbage. Young leaves can be steeped in gin for several weeks, the liquor straines off & sweetened to give a light green | yellow liquor called Beech Leaf Noyan.

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