Members of the beech family (Fagaceae), including chinquapins and oaks, are broadly characterized by long, usually drooping flower clusters called catkins, and by nuts which are completely or partially surrounded by a husk called a cupule. This guide is an introduction to the four Fagaceae genera that are indigenous to Indonesia and how they may be distinguished by the non-specialist.
Sulang Language Data and Working Papers: Topics in Lexicography
Sulawesi Language Alliance
Table of Contents:
The broad picture: The beech family; The narrow picture: Four genera in Indonesia; Trigonobalanus; Castanopsis; Quercus & Lithocarpus; Summary and identification key for Fagaceae in Indonesia; References;
Version 1 [23 May 2013] A previous version of this paper was first circulated March 2010; revised and formatted for publication May 2013.
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