Taxon: Castanea sativa Mill.

 
Genus: Castanea
Family: Fagaceae
  Subfamily: Castaneoideae
Nomen number: 9445
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Castanea no. 1. 1768
Name Verified on: 18-May-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Jul-2004
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Brownwood (BRW)
Accessions: 56 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: nut (fide F Eur ed2; F Turk; F USSR)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of chestnut (fide Acta Hort 844:249-256. 2009)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of Chinese chestnut (based on spontaneous hybridization fide Forest Syst 20:66. 2011)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of Japanese chestnut (based on spontaneous hybridization fide Forest Syst 20:66. 2011)
  • Materials: wood (timber fide Ency WTimber)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • Western Asia: Turkey
  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Hungary
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Serbia; Slovenia

  • Naturalized:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
  • Europe

    • : Europe
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Slovakia
    • Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Greece; Italy - Sicily, - Sardinia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Spain

  • Cultivated:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia
    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea
    • Western Asia: Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India
    • Malesia: Indonesia
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Netherlands; Slovakia
    • Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

References:

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  • Batista, D. et al. 2009. Segregation of SSR and AFLP loci in chestnut F1 hybrids (Castanea sativa × C. crenata / C. mollissima) Acta Hort. 844:249-256.
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Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Castanea sativa Mill. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • 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 sativa 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.