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|Alnus subcordata in Azerbaijan|
It is a deciduous tree growing to 15-25 m tall, closely related to the Italian Alder (A. cordata), with similar glossy green cordate leaves 5-15 cm long. The flowers are catkins, the male catkins very slender, 8-15 cm long, the female catkins small, maturing into a woody cone-like fruit 2-3 cm long containing numerous small winged seeds.
Its wood is employed in paper production. It has a calorific value of about 4.6 cal/g.
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