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Taxon: Corylus avellana L.

Genus: Corylus section: Corylus subsection: Corylus
Family: Betulaceae subfamily: Coryloideae. Also placed in: Corylaceae
Nomen number: 11643
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:998. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 10-Aug-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 31-Dec-2003
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR).
Accessions: 476 in National Plant Germplasm System.

Common names:

  • Barcelona-nuts   (Source: Handb Nuts ) – English
  • cobnut   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • European filbert   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • European hazel   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • filbert   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – English
  • giant filbert   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • hazel   (Source: F BritStace ) – English
  • ou zhen   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • avelinier   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • coudrier   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • noisetier   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • noisetier franc   (Source: Dict Rehm [as C. maxima]) – French
  • noisetier tubuleux   (Source: Dict Rehm [as C. maxima]) – French
  • gewöhnliche Hasel   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – German
  • Haselnuß   (Source: Zander ed14 ) – German
  • Haselstrauch   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Lambertnuß   (Source: Dict Rehm [as C. maxima]) – German
  • Lambertshasel   (Source: Dict Rehm [as C. maxima]) – German
  • avellano   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Italian
  • nocciolo   (Source: Mult Glossary Trees ) – Italian
  • nocciuola   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Italian
  • aveleira   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • leščina   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • orešnik obyknovennaja   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • avellano   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • avellano de Lambert   (Source: Dict Rehm [as C. maxima]) – Spanish
  • filberthassel   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
  • hassel   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Western Asia: Iran; Iraq; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - Bashkortostan, Belgorod, Bryansk, Chuvashia, Ivanovo, Kaliningrad, Kaluga, Karelia [s.], Kirov [s.], Kursk, Leningrad, Lipetsk, Mari-El, Mordvinia, Moscow, Nizhniy Novgorod, Novgorod, Orel, Penza, Perm, Ryazan, Samara, Saratov, Smolensk, Tambov, Tatarstan, Tula, Tver, Udmurtia, Vladimir, Voronezh, Yaroslavl; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France - Corsica; Portugal; Spain

    Western Asia: Iran; Turkey
    Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia
    China: China
    Australia: Australia
    Southeastern Europe: Italy
    Southwestern Europe: France; Spain
    United States
  • probably also cultivated elsewhere




Check other web resources for Corylus avellana L.:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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