Very close to Hornbeam.
Widely distributed throughout the Caucasus from the coast and up to 2000 m above sea level. As a constant companion of oak, beech, chestnut, hornbeam Caucasian part of the oak trees on the lower mountain belt, in the beech forests in middle mountain belt, often takes a significant part in the formation of the foothills forests, riparian forests of Colchis, riparian forests of the eastern Caucasus. And often forms pure stands.
The trees growing on the slopes of the mountains are formed at the base of the trunk discoid root legs, since the roots of a tree, and even neighboring trees often grow together between soboy.Drevesina hornbeam — beautiful ornamental material. As timber is not used due to the curvature of the barrel, but it is highly regarded in the Caucasus as a fuel: burns with a bright flame, no chatter and smoke. Exceptionally good and durable hedges of hornbeam.