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Castanea pumila var. pumila (Chinquapin)
Cressler, Alan

Castanea pumila var. pumila

Castanea pumila (L.) Mill. var. pumila

Chinquapin, Chinkapin, Allegheny Chinquapin, American Chinquapin, Dwarf Chestnut

Fagaceae (Beech Family)

Synonym(s): Castanea alnifolia, Castanea alnifolia var. floridana, Castanea ashei, Castanea floridana, Castanea pumila var. ashei, Castanea pumila var. margarettiae


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Nut
Size Notes: To about 50 feet in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Flowers creamy white, aging yellowish.


USA: AL , AR , DC , FL , GA , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Castanea pumila var. pumila in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Castanea pumila var. pumila in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Castanea pumila var. pumila


Record Modified: 2023-04-04
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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