Jeju Gotjawal

Castanopsis cus pidata var. Sieboldii Nakai. 구실잣밤나무

by on Aug.21, 2010, under trees


Form :  Evergreen broad-leaved arboreous tree



Characteristic :  Leaves are long oval, ends are round, and have saw teeth. Leave surfaces are green and hairless. Back sides are covered with ramenta so that they are usually soft brown but often white. Fruits are nuts, egg shapes, 1.5~2 cm long, and ripened next October. Flowers are monoecism, yellow, and blossom from May to June.Its stem is straight, has many branches and dense leaves. Branches are rough and barks are blackgray. It is distributed in China, Japan and Taiwan. It grows in southern regions and islands such as Jeju special self-government province, and Wando island, at the altitude of 200~700m of the island.



Where you can see this species at Dongbaekdongsan:  In Dongbaekdongsan, can usually be found such as in the forest, edge of forest and in grazing landcan be found better Bumpy area than flat area. Especially, can be found much more in end of trail, middle of forest and there tree’s diameter is thicker than other place’s.

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