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
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Food  "sazakamindji; beech tree"
Throwbridge, C.C 1938 Use - Food  "seshaakaumishee; beech"
Rafert, S. 1989, August 24-25 Use - Unknown  "shashecomise; beech tree"
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown 
Botanical Sources  
Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   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
Bush, L. L 1996   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)