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Key to Betulaceae

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1. Leaf base oblique-cordate; fruits 1–2 per catkin, not winged, each enclosed in a papery involucre of 2 fused bracts; pistillate calyx present, ovary inferior ..... CORYLUS

1' Leaf base subcordate, rounded, ± truncate, or tapered; fruits many per catkin, winged, each subtended but not enclosed by 1 bract; pistillate calyx 0, ovary superior

2. Pistillate catkin cone-like, with woody bracts remaining attached after fruit release ..... ALNUS

2' Pistillate catkin not cone-like, with papery, lobed bracts released with but not attached to fruit ..... BETULA

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