The plant around us. Volume 1 The plant around us. Volume I - Page 10

Alnus glutinosa English: Common alder Spanish: Aliso comĂșn It is a medium size, short-lived tree growing to a height of up to 30 metres. These trees live in fields, near rivers, and in some forests. They look like pine trees, only these are smaller. The common alder provides food and shelter to wildlife, with a number of insects, lichens and fungi being completely dependent on the tree. Flowers Leaves They are inflorescences. Its leaves are 6 to 12 cm The males measure from 5 to 10 cm, they long. Its petioles are are thin, cylindrical and pendulum. The females are smaller than 2 cm and are dark brown to black. short. The measure 5 to 10 cm and it has dark green colour. Fruit Greens of young and black fruit woody in catkins (cluster inflorescence). When ripe, measure from 10 to 33 mm and 7 to 12 mm in diameter, similar to a small pineapple, scales imbricated