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Family Fagaceae
Castanea dentata (Marshall) Borkh.
American chestnut
Castanea: classical name from town in Thessaly
dentata: toothed like a saw
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Introduced - persisting and spreading
Plant: perennial tree to 98' tall; gray bark roughening with age
Flower: male flowers with white to yellow center hairs, 3 female flowers per cluster; blooms in June-July
Fruit:4-sectioned, spiny "bur" with 1-3 obovate nuts
Leaf:narrowly obovate to lance-like, base blunt to slightly pointed, edges with sharp, long teeth
Habitat: rich deciduous forests
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Castanea americana (Michx.) Raf.
Fagus-Castanea dentata Marshall

         
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