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Trees IV pp 138-154 | Cite as

Fagus sylvatica L. (European Beech)

  • V. Chalupa
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 35)

Abstract

Beeches are deciduous trees belonging to the family Fagaceae. The genus Fagus includes eight to ten species, native to the temperate regions of Europe, Asia, and North America (Table 1). They grow to a height of 20–50 m, and are often dominant or codominant trees in temperate forests. They are important timber trees, planted for reforestation and as ornamentals. They are lime-tolerant, and are found on light to medium soil. They also thrive well on other fertile soil, anywhere on hills or mountains, provided drainage is good.

Keywords

Somatic Embryo Somatic Embryogenesis Fagus Sylvatica Shoot Multiplication Embryogenic Tissue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Chalupa
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of ForestryCzech University of AgriculturePraha 6-SuchdolCzech Republic

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