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Taxon: Corylus americana Marshall

Genus: Corylus section: Corylus subsection: Corylus
Family: Betulaceae subfamily: Coryloideae. Also placed in: Corylaceae
Nomen number: 104856
Place of publication: Arbust. amer. 37. 1785
Comment: most authors cite C. americana Walter (1788), a later homonym
Name verified on: 10-Aug-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-Jun-2010
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR).
Accessions: 39 in National Plant Germplasm System.

Common names:


Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Hortus 3)
  • Gene sources: cold tolerance for European filbert   (fide Genet Res Crop Evol 2011)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of European filbert   (fide Genet Res Crop Evol 2011)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of Turkish filbert   (based on compatibility with Corylus colurna fide J Amer Soc Hort Sci 125:493. 2000)

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    United States



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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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