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Fagus japonica Maxim.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Fagus L. (ブナ)
Inubuna (イヌブナ, 犬椈), Japanese blue beech
Kurobuna (クロブナ)
Lifeform: deciduous tall tree
Distribution: endemic to Japan (south to Tohoku District), more at the Pacific Sea side
Habitat: forests
Seed dispersal: gravity (or cache by rodents)
Leaf vein: ≈ 15 ↔ F. crenata = 7-11
Use: woods for furniture, tools, ship, etc.
Synonyms (discarded):

Fagus japonica Maxim. var. pleiosperma Hayashi

F. crenata vs F. japonica
Bark: smooth ↔ warthy lenticel
Leaf: lateral vein = 7-11 ↔ 9-14
Acorn: cup = develping dense scales ↔ enclosed by short scales
Habitat: high elevation ↔ low elevation

Fagus japonica in Hokkaido

[1-3] viewing from a road south to the Botanic Garden of Hokkaido University, Sapporo, on July 13 2016 → bark (樹皮)