Species Detail

Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.
American beech tree


Scientific Name:  
Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.
Common Name:  
American beech tree
Myaamia Name:  
šeešaahkamiši
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Fall
Habitats:  
Beech-Maple Forest, Oak Forest including Oak-Hickory, Beech-Oak-Maple Mixed Mesophytic
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Tree

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Food  "sazakamindji; beech tree"
No Reference Specified Use - Food  "seshaakaumishee; beech"
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "shashecomise; beech tree"
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "sheshaakau??; beech"
Botanical Sources  
Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   F. grandifolia American beech and F. grandifolia var. grandifolia occur on rich upland soils throughout eastern and western Miami lands; F. grandifolia var. caroliniana white beech occurs on moist lowland soils in the southern areas of eastern Miami lands
Related Sources  
Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Fresh beech nutshell and nutmeat material were recovered from an early 19th century Miami village site at the forks of the Wabash River (Ft Wayne), 1795-1812 (Ehler Site)