Betula pubescens (White birch, Moor birch, Downy birch, European white birch, Hairy birch) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-107879 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

last updated: 01 Apr 2015
Organism information
Betula pubescens
Kingdom Viridiplantae
Phylum Streptophyta
Order Fagales
Family Betulaceae
Genus Betula
Species pubescens
  • Betula alba
  • White birch
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  • Moor birch
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  • Downy birch
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  • European white birch
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  • Hairy birch
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Trees
Wild
Characteristics related to biosafety
Betula pubescens is a species of birch, native and abundant throughout northern Europe, Iceland, northern Asia and Greenland
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Downy birch extends farther north into the Arctic than any other broadleaf tree. Specimens of the subarctic populations are usually small and very contorted, and are often distinguished as "arctic" downy birch, Betula pubescens subsp. tortuosa (not to be confused with Betula nana). This subspecies is notable as being one of few trees native to Iceland and Greenland, where large specimens can reach 13 metres (43 ft).
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  • Timber
Additional Information
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