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Taxon: Corylus cornuta Marshall

Genus: Corylus section: Corylus subsection: Siphonochlamys
Family: Betulaceae subfamily: Coryloideae. Also placed in: Corylaceae
Nomen number: 11646
Place of publication: Arbust. amer. 37. 1785
Name verified on: 23-Mar-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-Mar-2006
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR).
Accessions: 15 in National Plant Germplasm System.

Common names:

  • beaked filbert   (Source: Handb Nuts ) – English
  • beaked hazel   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • beaked hazelnut   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • amerikansk näbbhassel   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: potential for cold tolerance in filbert   (fide Wild Crop Rel For Tr 2:15. 2011)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of European filbert   (based on lack of hybrid formation or abnormal embryos in crosses with Corylus avellana fide J Amer Soc Hort Sci 125:492-493. 2000)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of Turkish filbert   (based on compatibility with Corylus colurna fide J Amer Soc Hort Sci 125:493. 2000)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario [s.], Prince Edward Island, Quebec [s.]
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia [e.], Manitoba [s.], Saskatchewan
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota [n.e.], South Dakota [s.w.], Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado [n.-c.], Idaho [n.], Montana [n.w.], Washington [e.], Wyoming [n.e.]
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama [n.], Georgia [n.], Kentucky [e.], Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia




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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: (28 November 2015)

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