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Lime

Observed: 17th July 2012 By: ryn247
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Lime
Description:

As part of my field study looking at woodland I wanted to know whether this could possibly be a Common or small-leaved Lime. The leaves were heart-shaped but too high to get a measurement and no obvious fit ones on the ground, the leaves did seem hairless. Unfortunately the trunk was too covered in ivy to study much of the bark.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Small-leaved or Common Lime (Tilia cordata or Tilia x europaeda)
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

BDeed's picture

Common Lime

This is most likely a Common Lime, but you would need to check the undersides of the leaves to be certain.

ryn247's picture

Lime

Thanks again for your help.

lavateraguy's picture

how to identify limes

I wrote up some notes on identication of limes a few years back. See http://www.malvaceae.info/Genera/Tilia/Britain.html

From the photo, I couldn't even say that it (the tree at the right) was a lime, but assuming that it is, extensive suckering and burring is a (not quite conclusive) marker for common lime.

Tim Rich's picture

I cant see any lime leaves in

I cant see any lime leaves in the picture at all

Tim Rich