Brief Description: Tree with height up to 20-30 metres. Simple leaves, 3.5-13 cm long, obovate to almost circular, toothed, with dark green and glossy upper surface and light green underneath surface. Monogenic flowers in catkin inflorescences. The fruit is nutlet, flat, reddish-brown, with narrow wings. 
Bibliography: Αραμπατζής Θ. 1998. Θάμνοι και δέντρα στην Ελλάδα, I. Οικολογική Κίνηση Δράμας, Δράμα. Boratynski Α., Browicz K. & Zielinski J. 1992. Chorology of trees and shrubs in Greece. Polish Academy of Sciences ? Institute of Dendrology, Kornik, Poland. Εκδοτική Αθηνών 1983. Εκπαιδευτική Ελληνική Εγκυκλοπαίδεια, Τόμος 10, Φυτολογία. Αθήνα. Strid A. & Tan K. (eds) 1997. Flora Hellenica, 1. Koenigstein. 
Particular Features: Its fruit has pharmaceutical (purgative, emetic, anthelminthic) properties. 
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