American or Chinese Chestnut

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Larry Tucei
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American or Chinese Chestnut

Post by Larry Tucei » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:04 pm

Is this a American Chestnut? Sure looks like it. Larry
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Re: American or Chinese Chestnut

Post by ElijahW » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:32 pm

Hey Larry,

It could be Chinese; I'm not too familiar with them, but it's not American. American chestnut should be much less shiny and a lighter green color.

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Re: American or Chinese Chestnut

Post by Larry Tucei » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:58 pm

Thanks Elijah. I thought so.

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Re: American or Chinese Chestnut

Post by Rand » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:54 pm

It might be a Chinese chinquapin (C. Henryi) according to this key:
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Re: American or Chinese Chestnut

Post by Larry Tucei » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:06 am

Randy- Wow thanks. Great stuff! Man sometimes tree ID can be so tricky. LOL

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Re: American or Chinese Chestnut

Post by jclarke » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:40 am

Have a look at this one, it is a known hybrid, chinese/american


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The leaves are thick and short and the teeth are very small and blunt.

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Re: American or Chinese Chestnut

Post by jclarke » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:44 am

Now look at this one, it's a pure american, grown in a windswept location, but deemed pure by TACF


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The leaves are a bit thick, but the leaf lower surface has no hairs, the twigs are smooth and the teeth are sharp. the leaf base tapers where it joins the stem, not blunt at the stem end like the hybrid.

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