Betula maximowicziana Regel

Monarch Birch

Open tree to about 20 m tall. Bark brownish, becoming grey-white. Branchlets thick, reddish, hairy at first. Leaves large, broad, ovate, cordate, mostly 9-12 cm long, double toothed with about 9-12 pairs of veins; colouring deep yellow in autumn. Female catkins in clusters of 3-4, to 7 cm long; early spring. Seed wings much larger than the central nut.


Large cordate leaves.

VIC: Dandenongs (R.J.Hamer Arboretum, planted 1976).

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Betulaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fagales
family       Betulaceae
genus        Betula L.