Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Castanea pumila   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Castanea pumila var. pumila   FAMILY Fagaceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-02-002:
Castanea pumila var. pumila   FAMILY Fagaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Castanea alnifolia+

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Castanea pumila var. ashei

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Chinquapin, Chinkapin, Allegheny Chinquapin


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Look for it in xeric forests & woodlands, generally in fire-maintained habitats, per Weakley's Flora

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

 

partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Creamy-white
Unisexual
4-6 sepals
Petals absent
12(-18) stamens in staminate flowers
Flowers in catkins

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Nut

 

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Castanea pumila   FAMILY Fagaceae

Common Chinquapin, Chinkapin, Allegheny Chinquapin