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Taxon: Juglans hindsii (Jeps.) R. E. Sm.

Genus: Juglans section: Rhysocaryon
Family: Juglandaceae
Nomen number: 20747
Place of publication: Univ. Calif. Agric. Exp. Stat. Bull. 203:27. 1909
Comment: published as "Juglans hindsii Jepson", an indirect reference to the basionym J. californica var. hindsii Jeps. (Melbourne ICN Art. 41.3), and not an ascription of this name to Jepson (Art. 46.3)
Name verified on: 15-Jul-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-Jan-2014
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Davis (DAV).
Accessions: 18 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • Hinds's black walnut   (Source: Handb Nuts ) – English
  • Hinds's walnut   (Source: Trees US ) – English
  • northern California black walnut   (Source: F CalifJep [as J. californica var. hindsii]) – English
  • northern California walnut   (Source: Trees US ) – English
  • kalifornische Walnuß   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Mansf Ency)
  • Human food: nut   (fide Mansf Ency)
  • Gene sources: disease resistance for English walnut   (fide Biotechnol Agric For 60:350. 2007)
  • Gene sources: graft stock relative for English walnut   (fide T. S. Elias, Trees N. Amer. 274. 1980)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of black walnut   (based on hybrids with Juglans nigra fide GenomeMap Molec Breed 7:194. 2007)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of English walnut   (based on hybrids with Juglans regia fide Breed Pl Tree Crops 257. 2009)
  • Materials: wood   (fide T. S. Elias, Trees N. Amer. 274. 1980)

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • also cultivated


  • Aradhya, M. K. et al. 2007. Molecular phylogeny of Juglans (Juglandaceae): a biogeographic perspective. Tree Genet. Genomes 3:363–378.
  • Britton, M. T. et al. 2007. Transgenic Crops V. Chapter II.1 Walnuts. Biotechnol. Agric. Forest. 60:350.
  • Duke, J. A. 1989. Handbook of Nuts. CRC Press.
  • Elias, T.S. 1980. The complete trees of North America: a field guide and natural history. 274.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America. [lists as J. hindsii Jeps. ex R. E. Sm.].
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Hammer, K. & K. Khoshbakht. 2005. Towards a "red list"of crop plant species. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 52:249–265. [this review included Juglans hindsii as an endangered crop plant].
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. [= J. californica var. hindsii Jeps.].
  • Howell, J. T. 1973. A lectotype for the Hinds walnut. Madroño 22:144. [lists as J. hindsii Jeps. ex R. E. Sm.].
  • IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. [lists as J. hindsii (Jeps.) Jeps.].
  • Little, E. L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. [lists as J. hindsii Jeps. ex R. E. Sm.].
  • Mansfeld, R. 1959. Die Kulturpflanze, Beiheft 2. [lists as J. hindsii Jeps. ex R. E. Sm.].
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McGranahan, G. & C. Leslie. 2009. Breeding walnuts (Juglans regia). Pp. 249–273 in: Jain, S. M. & P.M. Priyadarshan, eds., Breeding plantation tree crops: temperate species.
  • Michler, C. H. et al. 2007. Chapter 6. Black Walnut. In: Kole. C., ed., Genome mapping and molecular breeding in plants (7 vols.) 7:189–198.
  • Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck. 1959. A California flora. [lists as J. hindsii (Jeps.) Jeps.].
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Potter, D. et al. 2002. Defining the sources of Paradox: DNA sequence markers for North American walnut (Juglans L.) species and hybrids. Sci. Hort. 94:157–170.
  • Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs. [lists as J. hindsii Jeps. ex R. E. Sm.].
  • Stanford, A. M. et al. 2000. Phylogeny and biogeography of Juglans (Juglandaceae) based on matK and ITS sequence data. Amer. J. Bot. 87:872–882.
  • Stone, D. E. et al. 2009. Natural history, distribution, phylogenetic relationships, and conservation of Central American black walnuts (Juglans sect. Rhysocaryon). J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 136:1–25.


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