1882.000 Carya Nutt.

Description of the genus

Deciduous trees. Leaves imparipinnate. Catkins of male flowers slender, pendulous, 3-branched. Male flowers: calyx 2-3-lobed; stamens 3-10 in 2 or 3 series. Female flowers in terminal 2-10-flowered spikes; petals 0; ovary 1-locular. Husk of fruit dehiscent into 4 valves.

Worldwide: 18 species in eastern North America to Central America; also a few in East Asia

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Carya illinoinensis

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illinoinensis (Wangenh.) K. KochDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Carya:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Carya

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Carya
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Carya
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Carya
Wikipedia: Carya
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Carya
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Carya

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Carya.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1778, retrieved 25 January 2022

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