Monographs Details: Fagus
Authority: Hollick, Charles A. 1927. The Flora of the Saint Eugene Silts, Kootenay Valley, British Columbia. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 7: 389-428.
Family:Fagaceae
Scientific Name:Fagus
Description:Species Description - Leaf apparently about 6 to 7 centimeters in length by about 4 to 4.5 centimeters in maximum width; margin dentate; nervation simply pinnate; lower secondary nerves curved and more or less reflexed or bent downward toward their extremities.

Discussion:

"Fagus n. sp.?" Hollick, Summary Rept. (loc. cit.), p. 134.

This specimen is too fragmentary for accurate or satisfactory comparison; but there can be hardly any question that it represents a species of beech, and it is possible that it may be only a small form of the species last described. The size of the leaf, in its entirety, was apparently about equal to that of the average of leaves on a tree of our existing Fagus grandifolia Ehrhart, or of the Old World F. sylvatica Linnaeus. In view of the fragmentary nature of the specimen, however, any further discussion or suggestion in regard to its apparent specific relationships would not seem to be of any value.