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Chinkapin (Castanea pumila)

Chinkapin (Castanea Pumila)
Credit: Matthew C. Perry | [1] | License: PD USGS

Castanea Pumila, or more commonly know as Chinkapin, is a tree shrub of the genus Castanea. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Castanea Pumila or Chinkapin's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Castanea
  • Family: Fagaceae
  • Order: Fagales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Tree Shrub
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • State T/E Status: KY (T) NJ (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: KY (Allegheny chinkapin) NJ (chinquapin)

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