Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

(Beech Family)

The Betulaceae are a group of shrubs and trees usually with simple leaves. The family as a whole is poorly represented in the Gila National Forest. Male and female flowers are typically unisexual, each occurring in catkins.

Alnus oblongifolia (Arizona Alder)
Alnus incana ssp. tenuifolia (Mountain Alder)

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