American Basswood (Tilia americana)
[ Trees > Hardwoods > Oaks . . . ] Forest Type: Maple-Basswood
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Usually in moist areas, mixed with other hardwoods.
Stature: 60-80 feet high; trunk to 3 feet in diameter; with a rounded crown.
Leaves: 5-6 inches long; heart-shaped, with asymmetrical bases; finely toothed; dark green and shiny above; pale green below.
Bark: Gray; furrowed and ridged in age.
Fruit: A gray, nut-like berry about 1/2 inch long. Flowers and fruit arise from prominent bracts that look like secondary, skinny leaves.
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Kuo, M. (2010, November). American basswood (Tilia americana). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/tilia_americana.html