Betula utilis D.Don
  • Prodr. Fl. Nepal.

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Betula utilis D.Don. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 10 Jul 2020'

General Information

Trees to 35 m tall; bark dark red-brown, exfoliating in thin flakes. Branches red-brown, glabrous; branchlets brown, densely resinous glandular and pubescent. Petiole 0.8-2 cm; leaf blade ovate, ovate-elliptic, or oblong, 4-9 × 2.5-6 cm, abaxially densely resinous punctate and pubescent, bearded in axils of lateral veins, adaxially densely villous when young, base rounded or subcordate, margin irregularly and doubly mucronate serrate, apex acuminate or caudate-acuminate; lateral veins 8-14 on each side of midvein. Female inflorescence 1, or 2 or 3 in a raceme, pendulous, oblong-cylindric, 3-5 cm × 7-12 mm; peduncle 0.5-1.5 cm; bracts 5-8 mm, pubescent, ciliate, 3-lobed, middle lobe lanceolate, lateral lobes ovate, ca. 1/3 as long as middle lobe. Nutlet obovate, 2-3 × 1.5-2 mm, with membranous wings ca. as wide as nutlet. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Jul-Aug. 2n = 56.

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    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
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    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
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    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • D Botanic Gardens Conservation International