Castanea sativa Mill.

Common name

English: Spanish Chestnut

German: Echte Kastanie, Essbare Kastanie, Esskastanie

Portuguese: Castanheiro

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Fagales (31)

        Family: Fagaceae (22) (family description)

          Genus: Castanea (2)

           Epithet: sativa Mill. (6)

Synonym: Castanea prolifera (K.Koch) Hickel

prolifera => proliferous, producing bunched growth or offsets or young plantlets

sativa => sown, planted, cultivated, not wild

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: green, white

External links

Check for Castanea sativa at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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