Taxon: Corylus cornuta Marshall

Genus: Corylus
    Section: Corylus
      Subsection: Siphonochlamys
Family: Betulaceae
  Subfamily: Coryloideae
Nomen number: 11646
Place of publication: Arbust. amer. 37. 1785
Name Verified on: 23-Mar-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Mar-2006
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR)
Accessions: 23 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: potential for cold tolerance in filbert (fide Wild Crop Rel For Tr 2:15. 2011)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of European filbert (based on lack of hybrid formation or abnormal embryos in crosses with Corylus avellana fide J Amer Soc Hort Sci 125:492-493. 2000)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of Turkish filbert (based on compatibility with Corylus colurna fide J Amer Soc Hort Sci 125:493. 2000)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, - Newfoundland, - Nova Scotia, - Ontario, - Prince Edward Island, - Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Iowa, - Minnesota, - North Dakota, - South Dakota, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Maine, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Hampshire, - New Jersey, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - Rhode Island, - Vermont, - West Virginia
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Idaho, - Montana, - Washington, - Wyoming
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Maryland, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, - British Columbia, - Manitoba, - Saskatchewan


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Check other web resources for Corylus cornuta Marshall :


  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image