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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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Growing rapidly and bearing small, round nuts singly in the burr, Ozark chinquapin trees were once common on well-drained hillsides throughout the lower Midwestern and upper Southern states.
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Potential natural vegetation is considered to be evergreen broadleaf forest dominated by evergreen oaks and warm-temperate conifers such as Japanese evergreen oak Quercus acuta, bamboo-leafed oak Quercus myrsinaefolia, Japanese chinquapin Castanopsis sieboldii and Japanese fir Abies firma (Miyawaki & Okuda 1976).
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antelope bitterbrush, Purshia tridentata; Sierra chinquapin, Castanopsis sempervirens) in the Carson Range of Nevada rely on a guild of seed-caching animals (at least four species of rodent and two species of bird) for dispersal.
The most common trees include sugarberry (Celtis laevigata), osage-orange (Maclura pomifera), chinquapin oak (Quercus muhlenbergii), and elms (especially Ulmus americana).
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Upland forests include chinquapin oak (Quercus muehlenbergii), white oak (Quercus alba), red oak (Quercus rubra), shagbark hickory (Carya ovata) with an open understory of sapling sugar maples (Acer saccharum) and spicebush.