OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Castanea pumila

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-02-002 & 003:
Castanea pumila var. pumila   FAMILY Fagaceae

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

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

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

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Castanea alnifolia

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Castanea ashei

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Castanea floridana

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Castanea pumila

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Chinquapin, Chinkapin, Allegheny Chinquapin


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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_pumila_1

May    Harris County    GA

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_pumila_7

May    Harris County    GA

Bark light red-brown, shallowly furrowed, with flattened plates, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

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Dan Whitten    sdw_053121_chinquapin

May    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm060601_001

June    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm200613_5861

June    Jackson County    NC

Foothills Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm200613_5863

June    Jackson County    NC

Foothills Trail

Hairs usually conspicuous on twigs & leaf undersides, at least early, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm200613_5875

June    Jackson County    NC

Foothills Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm200613_5876

June    Jackson County    NC

Foothills Trail

Staminate flowers in upright catkins 4-6" long; pistillate inconspicuous, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm140726_144

July    Greenville County    SC

Palmetto Trail: Saluda Mountains Passage

Twigs slender, gray, woolly pubescent when young, becoming glabrous, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm140726_146

July    Greenville County    SC

Palmetto Trail: Saluda Mountains Passage

Leaves mostly 3-5" long, teeth often tipped with a short bristle, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

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Will Stuart    wil_9631715432_b

August    Haywood County    NC

Fruit husk spines and leaf petioles are usually less than 1cm long, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_pumila_lrc_9705_3

September        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_pumila_lrc_9705_7

September        

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JK Marlow    s071016_a

October    Oconee County    SC

Leaves whitish & velvety below, short-pointed, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Castanea pumila

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-02-002 & 003:
Castanea pumila var. pumila   FAMILY Fagaceae

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

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

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

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Castanea alnifolia

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Castanea ashei

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Castanea floridana

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Castanea pumila

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

287

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: Xeric forests and woodlands, generally in fire-maintained habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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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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