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Castanea mollissima
(hairy chestnut)

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Castanea mollissima (hairy chestnut)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 28 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Castanea mollissima
  • Preferred Common Name
  • hairy chestnut
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Agroforestry
  • Dye/tanning
  • Fodder/animal feed
  • Nuts
  • Ornamental

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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Castanea mollissima: mature chestnut forest
TitleTree stand
CaptionCastanea mollissima: mature chestnut forest
Copyright©Li Jiyuan
Castanea mollissima: mature chestnut forest
Tree standCastanea mollissima: mature chestnut forest©Li Jiyuan
Castanea mollissima: juvenile fruit-bearing chestnut
TitleJuvenile tree
CaptionCastanea mollissima: juvenile fruit-bearing chestnut
Copyright©Li Jiyuan
Castanea mollissima: juvenile fruit-bearing chestnut
Juvenile treeCastanea mollissima: juvenile fruit-bearing chestnut ©Li Jiyuan
Castanea mollissima: immature chestnut orchard.
TitleChestnut orchard
CaptionCastanea mollissima: immature chestnut orchard.
Copyright©Li Jiyuan
Castanea mollissima: immature chestnut orchard.
Chestnut orchardCastanea mollissima: immature chestnut orchard.©Li Jiyuan
Immature tree in chestnut orchard.
TitleChestnut orchard
CaptionImmature tree in chestnut orchard.
Copyright©Li Jiyuan
Immature tree in chestnut orchard.
Chestnut orchardImmature tree in chestnut orchard.©Li Jiyuan
Castanea mollissima: green burrs
TitleFruit
CaptionCastanea mollissima: green burrs
Copyright©Li Jiyuan
Castanea mollissima: green burrs
FruitCastanea mollissima: green burrs©Li Jiyuan
Castanea mollissima: mature fruit (chestnuts).
TitleFruit
CaptionCastanea mollissima: mature fruit (chestnuts).
Copyright©Li Jiyuan
Castanea mollissima: mature fruit (chestnuts).
FruitCastanea mollissima: mature fruit (chestnuts).©Li Jiyuan
TitleBark
Caption
Copyright©Li Jiyuan
Bark©Li Jiyuan

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Castanea mollissima Blume

Preferred Common Name

  • hairy chestnut

Other Scientific Names

  • Castanea bungeana Blume
  • Castanea duclouxii Dode
  • Castanea fargesii Dode
  • Castanea formosana (Hayata) Hayata
  • Castanea hupehensis Dode
  • Castanea sativa var. formosana Hayata
  • Castanea sativa var. mollissima (Blume) Pamp.
  • Castanea vulgaris var. yunnanensis Franch.

International Common Names

  • English: Chinese chestnut
  • French: châtaignier de Chine
  • Chinese: banli; dali; kuili; lizi; mali

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Chinesische Kastanie; Chinesischer Kastanienbaum
  • Italy: castagno cinese

EPPO code

  • CSNMO (Castanea mollissima)

Trade name

  • Chinese chestnut

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Fagales
  •                         Family: Fagaceae
  •                             Genus: Castanea
  •                                 Species: Castanea mollissima

Uses List

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Animal feed, fodder, forage

  • Fodder/animal feed

Environmental

  • Agroforestry

General

  • Ornamental

Human food and beverage

  • Nuts

Materials

  • Dye/tanning
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Wood/timber

Wood Products

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Boats

Containers

  • Boxes
  • Cases
  • Crates
  • Pallets
  • Tanks
  • Vats

Furniture

Railway sleepers

Roundwood

  • Building poles
  • Piles
  • Pit props
  • Posts
  • Roundwood structures
  • Stakes
  • Transmission poles

Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • Beams
  • Carpentry/joinery (exterior/interior)
  • Exterior fittings
  • Fences
  • Flooring
  • For heavy construction
  • For light construction
  • Gates
  • Shingles
  • Wall panelling

Vehicle bodies

Veneers