Carya illinoinensis (Wangenh.) K. Koch

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Carya illinoinensis

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Tiger Kloof, Mutare

Carya illinoinensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tiger Kloof, Mutare

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Synonyms: Juglans illinoinensis Wangenh.
Common names: Pecan (English)
Description: Medium to large tree to 50 m. Leaflets 11-17, acuminate, serrate. Fruits up to 8 cm, oblong, smooth, brown, thin-shelled.
Notes: Doubtfully included on the basis of a record from Tiger Kloof in Mutare, an area of dense riverine scrub and forest, including many other escaped and naturalised exotic species. However, it is not unlikely that this specimen is a relic of old cultivation.
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Worldwide distribution: USA southwards to Mexico
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Image last updated: Wednesday 22 March 2006

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Carya illinoinensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Carya illinoinensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Carya illinoinensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Carya illinoinensis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Carya illinoinensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Carya illinoinensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Carya illinoinensis
Plants of the World Online: Carya illinoinensis
Tropicos: Carya illinoinensis
Wikipedia: Carya illinoinensis

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: Species information: Carya illinoinensis., retrieved 14 June 2024

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