baumzaehlen - Primeval Forests & Their Trees

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Rhododendron ponticum (pontic rhododendron, Ericaceae)

 

 

Tall and dense R. ponticum thicket. In the background Abies nordmanniana (Caucasian fir) and Fagus orientalis (oriental beech). Buynyy Natural Monument, Russia.
Abies nordmanniana subsp. nordmanniana (Caucasian fir), Fagus orientalis (oriental beech), Sambucus nigra (black elder, small tree, centre), R. ponticum (shrubs). Buynyy Natural Monument, Russia.
Abies nordmanniana (Caucasian fir), height 59.5 m, girth 454 cm. Other trees: A. nordmanniana and Fagus orientalis (oriental beech). Shrubs: R. ponticum. Buynyy Natural Monument, Russia.
Fagus orientalis (oriental beech), Abies nordmanniana (Caucasian fir), Tilia begoniifolia (Caucasian linden, right with furrowed bark), R. ponticum (shrubs). Buynyy Natural Monument, Russia.
Fagus orientalis (oriental beech), Abies nordmanniana (Caucasian fir), Acer platanoides (Norway maple, left), Acer pseudoplatanus (sycamore maple, background with scaly bark), Sambucus nigra (black elder, shrubs in the foreground), R. ponticum (shrubs in the background). Buynyy Natural Monument, Russia.
Abies nordmanniana (Caucasian fir) - Fagus orientalis (oriental beech) forest with R. ponticum understory. Caucasus Nature Reserve, Russia.
Fagus orientalis (oriental beech), girth 536 cm. R. ponticum understory. Mtirala National Park, Georgia.
Fagus orientalis (oriental beech) forest. Small Castanea sativa (sweet chestnut, left centre). R. ponticum understory. Mtirala National Park, Georgia.
Some canopy tree and understory (bottom) species at upper elevations of Mtirala National Park, Georgia.