Fagus taurica

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Crimean Beech
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Fagus
Species: F. x taurica
Binomial name
Fagus x taurica
  • F. × moesiaca (K.Malý) Czeczott
  • F. sylvatica subsp. moesiaca (K.Malý) Szafer
  • F. sylvatica f. moesiaca K.Malý
  • F. sylvatica var. moesiaca K. Malý

Fagus taurica, the Crimean Beech, is a deciduous tree in the beech genus Fagus. The Balkan Beech Fagus moesiaca is considered to be the same species. It has been thought to be a hybrid between F. orientalis and F. sylvatica,[2] but the relationships between Eurasian beeches are still unclear, and it may show greater affinity with F. orientalis.[3]


  1. ^ "The Plant List". 
  2. ^ "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families". 
  3. ^ Paffetti, D.; Vettori, C.; Caramelli, D.; Vernesi, C.; Lari, M.; Paganelli, A.; Paule, L.; Giannini, R. (2007). "Unexpected presence of Fagus orientalis complex in Italy as inferred from 45,000-year-old DNA pollen samples from Venice lagoon". BMC Evolutionary Biology. 7 (Suppl 2): 1–13. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-7-S2-S6. PMC 1963477Freely accessible. PMID 17767734.