1891.000 Castanea Mill. - Chestnuts

Description of the genus

Monoecious, deciduous trees. Leaves serrate with aristate teeth. Male flowers in erect catkins; female flowers in the lower part of the same catkin. Male flowers: perianth 6-lobed; stamens 10-20. Female flowers: c. 3 in each cupule; ovary 6-locular; styles 7-9. Fruit 1-3, brown, completely enclosed in a prickly cupule, which splits into 2-4 valves.

Worldwide: 10 species in northern temperate regions.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Castanea sativa

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sativa Mill.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Castanea:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Castanea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Castanea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Castanea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Castanea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Castanea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Castanea
JSTOR Plant Science: Castanea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Castanea
Plants of the World Online: Castanea
Tropicos: Castanea
Wikipedia: Castanea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Castanea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1760, retrieved 5 March 2024

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