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chinquapin

(chĭng`kəpĭn) [Algonquian], name for certain American species of the chestnutchestnut,
name for any species of the genus Castanea, deciduous trees of the family Fagaceae (beech or oak family) widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere. They are characterized by thin-shelled, sweet, edible nuts borne in a bristly bur.
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 genus of the family Fagaceae (beechbeech,
common name for the Fagaceae, a family of trees and shrubs mainly of temperate and subtropical regions in the Northern Hemisphere. The principal genera—Castanea (chestnut and chinquapin), Fagus (beech), and Quercus
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 family) and for a related species, the golden chinquapin (Castanopsis chrysophylla), an evergreen of the Pacific states. The common chinquapin is Castanea pumila, native to the E United States. Its wood and fruit are used like those of the chestnut. The bush chinquapin (C. alnifolia) has a more southern range. Chinquapin is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Fagales, family Fagaceae.
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Caption: Top right: A wound early in this chinkapin oak's life allowed rot to hollow out the base.
Other prominent white oaks include Quercus prinus, the shallow lobed chestnut; Quercus muehlenbergii, or chinkapin oak; Quercus michauxii, also called swamp chestnut; Quercus bicolor or swampwhite; and Quercus macrocarpa, the burr oak.
190 Eastern redcedar Junipents virginiana 249 Chinkapin oak Quercus muehlenbergii 558 Elms Ulmus alata, U.
But the standout was Kansas where seven different nominators located the biggest paper birch, narrowleaf cottonwood, Washington hawthorn, dwarf chinkapin oak, western soapberry, little walnut, and two co-champion oriental arborvitae.
White oaks include Burr oak, overcup oaks, post oak, swamp chestnut and chinkapin oak.
Yellow, Chinkapin, or Chinquapin Oak; Woods along creek on east side; Rare (one tree); C = 4; BSUH 13935.
Yellow, Chinkapin, or Chinquapin Oak; Ridgetop woods and adjacent upland slopes; Infrequent; C = 4; BSUH 13362.
melanocarpa Cherry Sour Prunus cerasus Chinkapin Florida Castanea alnifolia Cinnecord Acacia choriophylla Coconut Palm Cocos nucifera Cocoplum Chrysobalanus icaco Colubrina Coffee Colubrina arborescens Colubrina Cuba Colubrina cubensis Corkwood Leitneria floridana Cranberrybush American Viburnum trilobum Crossopetalum Florida Crossopetalum rhacoma Cupania Florida Cupania glabra Cypress Cuyamaca Cupressus arizonica v.
Referred to as Chinkapin Slope because of the high number of Quercus muhlenbergii trees occurring here, this site also supports Fraxinus quadrangulata, Lonicera maackii, Rhodotypos scandens, and Symphoricarpos orbiculatus.
Arkansas lost its only champion, a 124-point Ozark chinkapin in Clark County, to wind, and Kansas lost its sole champ, an eastern redbud in Topeka, due to mismeasurement.
The Carneros yucca, Florida chinkapin, and Hinds willow are now what taxonomists call synonyms (no longer accepted names) of Faxon yucca, Allegheny chinkapin, and sandbar willow.
Twenty and twenty-five years after the tornado the most damaged portion of the forest is still a sugar maple/ slippery elm community, with chinkapin oak, Ohio buckeye, American basswood, white ash and hackberry of secondary importance.