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Fagus mexicana

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Fagaceae
Scientific name  Fagus mexicana
Rank  Species
Order  Fagales
Genus  Fagus
Higher classification  Beech
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Similar  Beech, Fagus japonica, Fagus hayatae, Fagaceae, Fagus engleriana

Fagus mexicana, the Mexican Beech or Haya, is a species of beech endemic to northeastern and central Mexico, where it occurs from southwest Tamaulipas south to Hidalgo and Puebla. It is restricted to high altitude cloud forests in the Sierra Madre Oriental.

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It is closely related to the American Beech Fagus grandifolia, and is usually treated as Fagus grandifolia subsp. mexicana (Martínez) E.Murray.

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Fagus mexicana is a deciduous tree, reaching heights of 25–40 m tall and up to 1 m trunk diameter. The leaves are alternate, simple, with a slightly toothed margin, usually smaller than those of American Beech, 5–8 cm long and 3–5 cm broad. The buds are long and slender, 15–25 mm long and 2–3 mm thick.

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The flowers are small catkins which appear shortly after the leaves in spring. The seeds are small triangular nuts 15–20 mm long and 7–10 mm wide at the base; there are two nuts in each cupule, maturing in the autumn 6–7 months after pollination.

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