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Taxon: Juglans hindsii (Jeps.) R. E. Sm.

Genus: Juglans
Section: Rhysocaryon
Family: Juglandaceae
Nomen number: 20747
Place of publication: Univ. Calif. Agric. Exp. Stat. Bull. 203:27. 1909
Link to protologue:
Comment: published as "Juglans hindsii Jepson", an indirect reference to the basionym J. californica var. hindsii Jeps. (Shenzhen ICN Art. 41.3), and not an ascription of this name to Jepson (Art. 46.3)
Name Verified on: 15-Jul-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 19 (18 active, 18 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • Hinds's black walnut  (Source: Handb Nuts) - English
  • Hinds's walnut  (Source: Trees US) - English
  • northern California black walnut  (Source: F CalifJep) - English
  • northern California walnut  (Source: Trees US) - English
  • kalifornische Walnuß  (Source: Zander ed17) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Human food:
  • Materials: wood

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [California (n.)]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Aradhya, M. K. et al. 2007. Molecular phylogeny of Juglans (Juglandaceae): a biogeographic perspective. Tree Genet. Genomes 3:363-378.
  2. Duke, J. A. 1989. Handbook of Nuts CRC Press.
  3. Elias, T.S. 1980. The complete trees of North America: a field guide and natural history. 274. Note: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York.
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage
  5. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America. Note: lists as Juglans hindsii Jeps. ex R. E. Sm.
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Juglans+hindsii&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  7. Hammer, K. & K. Khoshbakht. 2005. Towards a "red list"of crop plant species. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 52:249-265. Note: this review included Juglans hindsii as an endangered crop plant
  8. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  9. Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California Note: = Juglans californica var. hindsii Jeps.
  10. Howell, J. T. 1973. A lectotype for the Hinds walnut. Madroño 22:144. Note: lists as Juglans hindsii Jeps. ex R. E. Sm.
  11. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  12. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  13. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. Note: lists as Juglans hindsii (Jeps.) Jeps.
  14. Little, E. L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541 Note: lists as Juglans hindsii Jeps. ex R. E. Sm.
  15. Mansfeld, R. 1959. Die Kulturpflanze, Beiheft 2. Note: lists as Juglans hindsii Jeps. ex R. E. Sm.
  16. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  17. McGranahan, G. & C. Leslie. 2009. Breeding walnuts (Juglans regia). Breeding plantation tree crops: temperate species 249-273.
  18. Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck. 1959. A California flora. Note: lists as Juglans hindsii (Jeps.) Jeps.
  19. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  20. Potter, D. et al. 2002. Defining the sources of Paradox: DNA sequence markers for North American walnut (Juglans L.) species and hybrids. Sci. Hort. 94:157-170. Note: as Juglans hindsii Jeps. ex R. E. Sm.
  21. Potter, D. et al. 2018. Clarifying the conservation status of Northern California black walnut (Juglans hindsii) using microsatellite markers. Madroño 65:131-140. Note: as Juglans hindsii (Jeps.) Jeps. ex R. E. Sm.
  22. Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs. Note: lists as Juglans hindsii Jeps. ex R. E. Sm.
  23. Stanford, A. M. et al. 2000. Phylogeny and biogeography of Juglans (Juglandaceae) based on matK and ITS sequence data. Amer. J. Bot. 87:872-882.
  24. Stone, D. E. et al. 2009. Natural history, distribution, phylogenetic relationships, and conservation of Central American black walnuts (Juglans sect. Rhysocaryon). J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 136:1-25.

Check other web resources for Juglans hindsii (Jeps.) R. E. Sm. :

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=20747. Accessed 23 July 2019.