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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Castanea sativa   FAMILY Fagaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Castanea sativa   FAMILY Fagaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Spanish Chestnut, European Chestnut


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image of Castanea sativa, Spanish Chestnut, European Chestnut

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_castanea_sativa1

July    Richmond County    NC

Leaves pale green and puberulous on under surface, nerves prominent, per Flora of Pakistan.

image of Castanea sativa, Spanish Chestnut, European Chestnut

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_castanea_sativa2

July    Richmond County    NC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Castanea sativa   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Castanea sativa   FAMILY Fagaceae

 

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2016

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Non-native

Waif(s)

Habitat: Planted and perhaps locally naturalizing, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

Flowers in catkins

FRUIT:
Fall
Brown
Nut

 

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