Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Betulaceae — the hophornbeams.

Etymologies

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From Latin ostrya, ostrys from Ancient Greek ὀστρύα (ostrua), ὄστρυς (ostrus), thought to be the common hophornbeam.

Examples

  • Choices could be alternating hophornbeams (Ostrya virginiana) and red maples (Acer rubrum).

    Fewer and fewer plants are truly deer-resistent

  • The dolomite communities comprise tertiary pine, hornbeam Ostrya carpinifolia, spruce and beech-fir forests.

    Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

  • Dominant deciduous species include: hornbeam (Carpinus orientalis), hop hornbeam (Ostrya carpinifolia), oak (Quercus cerris, Q. libani, Q. trojana, Q. petrea ssp. pinnatiloba), and many maple species (Acer hyrcanum, A. platonoides, A. campestre, and A. monspessulanum).

    Southern Anatolian montane conifer and deciduous forests

  • In the medium elevations mesophyllous pine forests (Pinus pinaster) spreads widely, and mixed deciduous forests (Quercus pubescens, Q. petraea, Ostrya carpinifolia, Alnus cordata, Castanea sativa) are locally abundant, such as in the North-eastern Castagniccia Mountains.

    Corsican montane broadleaf and mixed forests

  • The Thyrrenian mixed oak forests are characterized by the predominance of mixed sclerophyllous evergreen oak (Quercus ilex, Q. suber) and deciduous (Quercus pubescens, Fraxinus ornus, Ostrya carpinifolia) species.

    Tyrrhenian-Adriatic sclerophyllous and mixed forests

  • The lowest elevations are characterized by the predominance of mixed sclerophyllous evergreen oak (Quercus ilex, mainly on rocky limestone slopes; Q. suber, mainly on volcanic rock) and deciduous (Quercus pubescens, Fraxinus ornus, Ostrya carpinifolia, Celtis australis) forests.

    Italian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests

  • At medium elevations, mixed deciduous forests (Quercus cerris, Q. pubescens, Q. frainetto, Castanea sativa, Ostrya carpinifolia) predominate.

    Italian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests

  • The potential vegetation cover is described as supra-Mediterranean, with climax cover of Quercus spp. and Ostrya spp. and beech Fagus sylvatica forest above 700 m.

    Meteora Group of Monasteries, Greece

  • The damp lime-rich soils support mixed broadleaf woodland of Carpinus betulifolia and the sub-Mediterranean species hop-hornbeam Ostrya carpinifolia, with, on dry shallow soils, pubescent oak Q. pubescens and manna ash F. ornus; withTilia spp. on dry to damp soils.

    Monte San Giorgio, Switzerland

  • The lowest elevations are characterized by the predominance of mixed sclerophyllous evergreen oak (Quercus ilex, Q. suber) and deciduous (Quercus pubescens, Fraxinus ornus, Ostrya carpinifolia) forests.

    South Appenine mixed montane forests

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