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Genus: Corylus L.

Family: Betulaceae subfamily Coryloideae
Also sometimes placed in: Corylaceae

Common name: filbert, hazel
Genus number: 2962
Last updated: 27-Oct-2011
Comment: all 13 accepted species are in GRIN.

Complete List of Accepted Species Records.

References for genus:

  • Chen, Z.-D. et al. 1999. Phylogeny and evolution of the Betulaceae as inferred from DNA sequences, morphology, and paleobotany. Amer. J. Bot. 86:1168–1181.
  • Erdogan, V. & S. A. Mehlenbacher. 2000. Phylogenetic relationships of Corylus species (Betulaceae) based on nuclear ribosomal DNA ITS region and chloroplast matK gene sequences. Syst. Bot. 25:727–737.
  • Erdogan, V. & S. A. Mehlenbacher. 2002. Phylogenetic analysis of hazelnut species (Corylus, Corylacae) based on morphology and phenology. Sist. Bot. Dergisi 9:83–100.
  • Forest, F. & A. Bruneau. 2000. Phylogenetic analysis, organization, and molecular evolution of the nontranscribed spacer of 5S ribosomal RNA genes in Corylus (Betulaceae). Int. J. Pl. Sci. 161:793–806.
  • Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin. 1998. World checklist and bibliography of Fagales. (L Fagales)
  • Whitcher, I. N. & J. Wen. 2001. Phylogeny and biogeography of Corylus (Betulaceae): Inferences from ITS sequences. Syst. Bot. 26:283–298.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Google Scholar

Check other nomenclature databases for Corylus:

  • ING: Index Nominum Genericorum
  • NCU-3e: Names in Current Use for Extant Plant Genera

Subdivisions of genus Corylus:

Subgenus Section Subsection Series Subseries
Corylus Colurnae
Corylus Corylus
Corylus Siphonochlamys



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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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