Fagus grandifolia var. grandifolia

ClassificationDicots
FamilyFagaceae
Family (Traditional)Fagaceae
GenusFagus
SpeciesFagus grandifolia Ehrh. var. grandifolia
Common NameAmerican beech
Growth Habittree
Plant NotesHabit: tree; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Fruit Color: ;
C value
StatusNative
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Fagus americana Fagus americana Sweet
Fagus ferruginea Fagus ferruginea Dryand.
Fagus grandifolia Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.
Fagus grandifolia subsp. grandifolia Fagus grandifolia subsp. grandifolia
Fagus grandifolia subsp. heterophylla Fagus grandifolia subsp. heterophylla
Fagus grandifolia var. caroliniana Fagus grandifolia var. caroliniana Fernald & Rehder
Fagus grandifolia var. grandifolia Fagus grandifolia var. grandifolia
Fagus virginiana Fagus virginiana

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bracken (KY), Carlisle (KY), Casey (KY), Floyd (KY), Garrard (KY), Green (KY), Henry (KY), Kenton (KY), Larue (KY), Lewis (KY), McCreary (KY), Marshall (KY), Ohio (KY), Owen (KY), Owsley (KY), Pulaski (KY), Robertson (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Taylor (KY), Trigg (KY), Washington (KY), Wolfe (KY), Cheatham (TN), DeKalb (TN), Hamilton (TN), Lawrence (TN), McNairy (TN), Marion (TN), Obion (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Scott (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Shelby (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: BEREA, EKY, KNK, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1970 - 2011

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100447703 Carlisle Kentucky 13 May 1970 Elizabeth M. Browne
71E13.10
EKY
Fagus grandifolia
31234100449048 Robertson Kentucky 30 May 2002 Timothy J. Weckman
7139
EKY
Fagus grandifolia
BEREA014637 Taylor Kentucky
BEREA
Fagus grandifolia
BEREA014638 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Fagus grandifolia
31973000013350 Kenton Kentucky
KNK
Fagus grandifolia
31973000013356 Bracken Kentucky
KNK
Fagus grandifolia
31973000013365 Lewis Kentucky
KNK
Fagus grandifolia
UCHT009488 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Fagus grandifolia
UCHT009493 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Fagus grandifolia
UCHT009489 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Fagus grandifolia
UCHT009508 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Fagus grandifolia
UCHT009484 DeKalb Tennessee
UCHT
Fagus grandifolia
UCHT009504 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Fagus grandifolia
UCHT009480 Sequatchie Tennessee
UCHT
Fagus grandifolia
UCHT009510 Tennessee
UCHT
Fagus grandifolia
UCHT009516 Scott Tennessee
UCHT
Fagus grandifolia
UCHT009492 Tennessee
UCHT
Fagus grandifolia
31234100723970 Garrard Kentucky 20 Oct 2011 W.W. Overbeck
1628
EKY
Fagus grandifolia
BEREA014634 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Fagus grandifolia
BEREA014635 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Fagus grandifolia
31973000013355 Green Kentucky
KNK
Fagus grandifolia
31973000013354 Owen Kentucky
KNK
Fagus grandifolia
31973000013353 Taylor Kentucky
KNK
Fagus grandifolia
UCHT009507 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Fagus grandifolia
UCHT009513 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Fagus grandifolia
UCHT009515 Putnam Tennessee
UCHT
Fagus grandifolia
UCHT009501 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Fagus grandifolia
UCHT009494 Williamson Tennessee
UCHT
Fagus grandifolia
UCHT009500 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Fagus grandifolia
UCHT009496 Cheatham Tennessee
UCHT
Fagus grandifolia
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