Taxon: Chrysolepis chrysophylla (Douglas ex Hook.) Hjelmq.

Genus: Chrysolepis
Family: Fagaceae
  Subfamily: Castaneoideae
Nomen number: 409800
Place of publication: Bot. Not. suppl. 2(1):117. 1948
Name Verified on: 21-Jan-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Jan-1998
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • giant chinquapin  (Source: F CalifJep) - English
  • giant golden chinkapin  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • golden chinkapin  (Source: Trees US) - English
  • golden-chestnut  (Source: Pl Book) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Krussmann)
  • Materials: wood (fide AH 519)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Oregon, - Washington
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Fagales. 1998 (L Fagales)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Important forest trees of the United States. 1978 (AH 519)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)

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