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Taxon: Corylus ferox Wall.

Genus: Corylus
Section: Acanthochlamys
Family: Betulaceae
Subfamily: Coryloideae
Nomen number: 11648
Place of publication: Pl. asiat. rar. 1:77, t. 87. 1830
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/449606
Name Verified on: 10-Aug-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 11 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Himalayan hazel  (Source: Handb Nuts) - English

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China [Hubei Sheng (w.), Gansu Sheng (s.e.), Guizhou Sheng, Shaanxi Sheng, Sichuan Sheng (w.), Yunnan Sheng, Ningxia Huizi Zizhiqu, Xizang Zizhiqu]

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India, [Sikkim, Assam] Nepal
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar (n.)


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  2. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  3. Duke, J. A. 1989. Handbook of Nuts CRC Press.
  4. Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin. 1998. World checklist and bibliography of Fagales
  5. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984-. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  6. Hara, H. et al. 1978-1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  7. Hara, H. 1966-1975. Flora of eastern Himalaya Note: v. 1:1966, v. 2:1971, v. 3:1975
  8. Kasapligil, B. 1972. A bibliography on Corylus (Betulaceae) with annotations. Rep. (Annual) N. Nut Grower's Assoc. 63:159.
  9. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  10. Mehlenbacher, S. A. 1991. Hazelnuts (Corylus). Acta Hort. 290:791-836.
  11. Molnar, T. J. 2011. Chapter 2. Corylus. Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, forest trees 15-48.
  12. Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs.
  13. Thompson, M. M. et al. 1996. Hazelnuts. Fruit breeding, 3 vols. 3:125-184. Note: this review mentioned "no assessment of the potential of this species for breeding or rootstocks has been made due to a paucity of germplasm available"
  14. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

Check other web resources for Corylus ferox Wall. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=11648. Accessed 21 September 2019.