Scientific Name - Carpinus betulus L.
Synonyms - Carpinus caucasica Grossh.
Popular names - carpen, carpino bianco, carpino comune, carpe, xarma
Distribution and Habitat - a species native to Southeast Asia to Central Europe, in association with Quercus robur, Fagus sp., Fraxinus excelsior, grows both hill and mountain, may reach up to 1400 m altitude.
Description - tree species, decidua, 20-25 m tall. Stems erect, reddish stems and pubescent. Leaves alternate, short-petiolate, lamina elliptic, tip acute, base truncated-cordata and asymmetric double-toothed edges, dark green top, green bottom with ribs evident, stems 1.5 cm in length. Flowers monoecious, clustered in Amenti pendula. Blooms in April-May. Fruit achenes 4-5 x 7-9 mm, protected by a trilobite bracts in infrutescente.
Tolerances - semi-shade.
Requirements - land rather mild, sunny exhibitions.
Propagation - by seeds,
Properties and Uses - Used as a species for reforestation land.
Curiosity - Hornbeam wood is hard, but less durable dacaeste in wet environments.
Suitable for bonsai training.
Trees and shrubs
Ailanthus altissima - cenuser, false castor
Ailanthus altissima - tree quickly ascending, with large pinnate leaves and terminal flower bouquets green-white.
Evergreen shrub or small tree, 1-2 m high. Branched or with a single stem, thin, often branched stalk with fine hairs, covered with scars of fallen leaves. Leaves alternate, elliptic-round, 5-15 x 5-10 mm, top and tapered-round basis, margins finely toothed or entire, glossy dark green on upper side, more pale green inside; countries, glabra, occasionally glandular, ribbed very short.
Hydrangea - Hortensia
Genus includes 80 species, the most popular are H. macrophylla, H. arborescens, H. paniculata and H. quercifolia. Shrub or voluble species with opposite leaves. Flowers solitary or grouped in inflorescences type corymb, Raceme. Ovary compound, 2-10 rags, below. Capsule truncata. Seeds numerous, ribbed.
Shrub 4 m high, dense crown. Bark brown, rough. Leaves persistent, coriacee, simple, language spatulate, entire edge, top round, the obovata, central rib obvious, and glossy dark green upper side, more open bottom, glabra, arranged in vertical false. Blossom umbela
Perennial species, 30 cm height, 60-90 cm diameter, forming a dense bush covering the ground well. Leaves linear-lanceolata, margin entire, shiny dark green, 2,5-4 cm long x 3.6 mm wide. Flowers white, 4 petals, blossom type corymb, 9 cm diameter, January-June period of prosperity. Fruit silicula, 7 mm long.
Sinningia speciosa Nees - Gloxinia
Cassia angustifolia - ornamental shrub, belongs to the family Fabaceae, native of northern Africa.
Thevetia peruviana - leandru yellow
Evergreen shrub, 6 m high. Stem erect, cylindrical, branched, smooth, green, presents latex. Leaves simple subsesile, alternate, arranged spiral limb linear, entire edge, top acute, glabra, 8-16 cm long.