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Taxon: Carya alba (L.) Nutt.

Synonym of Carya tomentosa (Lam.) Nutt.

Genus: Carya
Section: Carya
Family: Juglandaceae
Nomen number: 9249
Place of publication: Gen. N. Amer. pl. 2:221. 1818 (ex Elliott, Sketch bot. S. Carolina 2:624. 1824; K. Koch, Dendrologie 1:596. 1869)
Link to protologue:
  • • an ambiguous name
  • • Nuttall indirectly refers to Juglans alba L. by citing Juglans species of L. & Willd. under his genus Carya
  • • non Carya alba auct. (= C. ovata (Mill.) K. Koch)
  • • conserved (nom. cons.) with a conserved type (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.9)
Name Verified on: 06-Oct-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


  1. Barrie, F. R. 2011. Report of the General Committee: 11. Taxon 60:1212. Note: proposal recommended
  2. Brummitt, R. K. 2010. Report of the Nomenclature Committee for Vascular Plants: 61. Taxon 59:1273. Note: proposal recommended
  3. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  4. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  5. Little, E. L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541
  6. Rehder, A. 1945. Carya alba proposed as nomen ambiguum. J. Arnold Arbor. 26:482-483. Note: = C. ovata (Mill.) K. Koch
  7. Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs. Note: = C. ovata (Mill.) K. Koch
  8. Ward, D. B. & J. H. Wiersema. 2008. (1807) Proposal to reject the name Juglans alba (Carya alba) (Juglandaceae). Taxon 57:308-310.

Check other web resources for Carya alba (L.) Nutt. :

  • 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=9249. Accessed 20 September 2019.