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Taxon: Castanea dentata (Marshall) Borkh.

 
Genus: Castanea
Family: Fagaceae
Subfamily: Castaneoideae
Nomen number: 9435
Place of publication: Theor. prakt. Handb. Forstbot. 1:741. 1800
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 20-Nov-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 27 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (from leaves)
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Ontario (s.)]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Indiana (s.), Maine (s.), Massachusetts, Michigan (s.e.), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois (s.), Missouri (s.e.), Wisconsin]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Delaware, Florida (n.w.), Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana (n.), Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina (w. & c.), South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia]


    Other (most populations destroyed by chestnut blight, some survive as stump sprouts)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage
  3. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  4. 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=Castanea+dentata&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  5. Gailing, O. & C. D. Nelson. 2017. Genetic variation patterns of American chestnut populations at EST-SSRs. Botany 95:799-807. DOI: 10.1139/cjb-2016-0323
  6. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2
  7. Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin. 1998. World checklist and bibliography of Fagales
  8. Graves, A. H. 1941. Breeding work toward the development of a timber type of blight-resistant chestnut: Report for 1940. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 68:667-674.
  9. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  10. Jacobs, D. F. et al. 2013. A conceptual framework for restoration of threatened plants: the effective model of American chestnut (Castanea dentata) reintroduction. New Phytol. 197:378-393.
  11. Jacobs, D. F. 2007. Toward development of silvical strategies for forest restoration of American chestnut (Castanea dentata) using blight-resistant hybrids. Biol. Conservation 137:497-506.
  12. Jaynes, R. A. & N. K. DePalma. 1984. Natural infection of nuts of Castanea dentata by Endothecia parasitica. Phytopathology 74:296-299.
  13. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  14. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2
  15. Little, E. L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541
  16. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  17. Maynard, C. A. et al. 2009. Chestnut. Compendium of Transgenic Crop Plants. 169-192.
  18. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  19. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  20. Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas.
  21. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  22. Scoggan, H. J. 1978-1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  23. Seymour, F. 1969. The flora of New England.
  24. Shaw, J. et al. 2012. Phylogeny and phylogeography of North American Castanea Mill. (Fagaceae) using cpDNA suggests gene sharing in the Southern Appalachians (Castanea Mill., Fagaceae). Castanea 77:186-211.
  25. Steyermark, J. A. 1977. Flora of Missouri.
  26. Voss, E. 1972-. Michigan flora.
  27. Wherry, E. T. et al. 1979. Atlas of the flora of Pennsylvania.
  28. Wofford, B. E. Database of Tennessee vascular plants (on-line resource). URL: https://herbarium.utk.edu/vascular/vascular-database.php?CategoryID=Dicots&FamilyID=Fagaceae&GenusID=Castanea&SpeciesID=dentata target='_blank'
  29. Worthen, L. M. et al. 2010. Breeding American chestnuts for blight resistance. Pl. Breed. Rev. 33:305-339.

Check other web resources for Castanea dentata (Marshall) Borkh. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Castanea dentata cultivars
  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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=9435. Accessed 22 August 2019.