Castanea sativa Mill.
  • Gard. Dict. ed. 8
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Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Castanea sativa Mill. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 20 Oct 2021'

General Information

Tree up to 15 m tall. Young shoots tomentose. Leaves elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, 14-22.5 x 5-9 cm, nerves 11-14 pairs, rarely more, prominent on the under surface, ending in serrations at the margin, coriaceous, glabrous, acuminate, pale green and puberulous on the under surfaces; leaf-base often oblique. Male spikes 14-19 cm long, lax, pubescent. Female flowers solitary or in clusters of 3. Nut enclosed in a dense spiny involucre.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora of Pakistan
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    • 1
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    Bis 35 m hoher Baum mit tiefrissiger, brauner Rinde. Blätter lanzettlich, 10–25 cm lang, stachelig gezähnt, derb, oben dunkel-, unten hellgrün. Männliche Blütenstände vielblütig, bis 20 cm lang, aufrecht oder überhängend, Staubblätter weit herausra

  • Provided by: [B].Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
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    • 2
    • ]. 


    6. Wälder, kollin(-montan). CH, als Waldbaum besonders im TI, sonst oft angepflanzt und verwildert.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
    • Source: [
    • 2
    • ]. 

    Distribution Map

    • Introduced distribution
    Introduced into
    • Europe Northern Europe Ireland

    Nationally Preferred Names

    Spanish chestnutEnglishIE

    Other Local Names

    Chastagner cultivàRaeto-RomanceCH
    Castagno comuneItalianCH
    Chraobh geann-chnoIrishIE
    Sweet chestnutEnglishIE
    Châtaignier cultivéFrenchCH


     Information From

    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz, Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax. Haupt Verlag 2018.
    • B All Rights Reserved
    Flora of Pakistan
    Flora of Pakistan. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2020.
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    Irish Vernacular Names
    • D All Rights Reserved
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Global Tree Search
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • F Botanic Gardens Conservation International