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):
Carya texana   FAMILY Juglandaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carya texana   FAMILY Juglandaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Carya texana

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Hicora texana

 

COMMON NAME:
Black Hickory


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image of Carya texana, Black Hickory

Ron Lance    jkm110219_651

        

Note variation in husk thickness & dehiscence, and nut shape, size & sweetness.

image of Carya texana, Black Hickory

Ron Lance    rwl_caryatexana

August        

In cultivation

Only hickory w tufted rust-colored hair on buds, petioles, leaf undersides, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

image of Carya texana, Black Hickory

Ron Lance    rwl_caryatexana2

August        

In cultivation

image of Carya texana, Black Hickory

Ron Lance    rwl_caryatexana3

August        

In cultivation

image of Carya texana, Black Hickory

Ron Lance    jkm110219_638a

Month Unknown        

Fruit husks are 2-5mm thick. The nut is slightly to not at all angled, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Carya texana   FAMILY Juglandaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carya texana   FAMILY Juglandaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Carya texana

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Hicora texana

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2928

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Dry upland woodlands, glades, bluffs, sand barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 5-7 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Staminate calyx 2-3 lobed
Inferior ovary

Staminate flowers in elongate catkins

FRUIT:
Fall
Nut

 

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