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Taxon: Corylus chinensis Franch.

Genus: Corylus section: Corylus subsection: Colurnae
Family: Betulaceae subfamily: Coryloideae. Also placed in: Corylaceae
Nomen number: 11644
Place of publication: J. Bot. (Morot) 13:197. 1899
Name verified on: 02-Jan-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 14-Jan-2006
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR).
Accessions: 10 in National Plant Germplasm System.

Common names:

  • Chinese filbert   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • Chinese hazel   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • hua zhen   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • chinesische Hasel   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – German

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Dict Gard; Krussmann)
  • Human food: nut   (fide L Edible Pl; Handb Nuts)
  • Gene sources: graft stock relative for European filbert   (fide Mansf Ency)
  • Gene sources: graft stock relative for Turkish filbert   (fide Mansf Ency)
  • Gene sources: potential for growth habit in filbert   ("for transferring nonsuckering trait" fide J Amer Soc Hort Sci 125:495. 2000)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of European filbert   (based on crossability with Corylus avellana fide J Amer Soc Hort Sci 125:493. 2000)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of Turkish filbert   (based on crossability with Corylus colurna fide J Amer Soc Hort Sci 125:493. 2000)

Distributional range:

    China: China - Gansu, Guizhou, Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan [s.w.], Yunnan [n.w.]

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Corylus chinensis Franch.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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