Graves, Arthur H. Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, Connecticut.
Davis, Kenneth P. School of Forestry, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
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A member of the linden tree family (Tiliaceae) in the order Malvales. One species is known as the American linden or basswood (Tilia americana) [see illustration]. Basswood is a timber tree of the northeastern quarter of the United States and the adjacent area of Canada and grows to a height of 120 ft (36.5 m). The leaves are heart-shaped, coarsely toothed, long, pointed and alternate. See also: Malvales; Tree
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