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Pignut Hickory Carya g labra. By David M arquardt. Classification (2). Kingdom   Plantae Subkingdom   Tracheobionta Superdivision Spermatophyta Division   Magnoliophyta Class   Magnoliopsida Subclass   Hamamelididae Order   Juglandales Family   Juglandaceae Genus   Carya Nutt.

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Pignut hickory carya g labra

Pignut HickoryCaryaglabra

By

David Marquardt


Classification 2

Classification (2)

  • Kingdom  Plantae

  • Subkingdom  Tracheobionta

  • SuperdivisionSpermatophyta

  • Division  Magnoliophyta

  • Class  Magnoliopsida

  • Subclass  Hamamelididae

  • Order  Juglandales

  • Family  Juglandaceae

  • Genus  Carya Nutt.

  • Species  Caryaglabra (Mill.) Sweet


Shape and form 2

Shape and Form (2)

A pignut can grow 60 ft. high and have a spread of 20 -30 ft.

The trunk of a pignut grows long and straight. It forms an open crown in a regular oval shape

Figure 1


Bark and twigs 3

Bark and Twigs (3)

The bark of a Pignut Hickory has long close together ridges. The ridges are crooked and on old age become shaggy

The twig can be stout or slender, and the leaf scars have three lobes that form a monkey face

Figure 2

Figure 3


Leaves 3

Leaves (3)

Figure 4

The leaves are pinnately compound and alternate.

The leaf is 8-twelve inches long with5 or 7 leaflets each.

They are toothed, lanceolate, slender, and glabrous

The leaves are green on top and paler below


Buds fruits and flowers 3

Buds, Fruits, and Flowers (3)

Figure 5

The terminal bud is small and light brown in color. It is covered with tiny fine hairs

The fruit of a pignut is pear shaped

It has a thin outer husk that cracks when mature. The nut is round but flattened. The seed itself is bitter and inedible

The male flowers (catkins) are 2-3 inches long and hang in threes. Females are smaller and hanger near the end of the branch

Figure 6

Figure 7


Habitat and range 4

Habitat and Range (4)

Excluding Northern Michigan, Pennsylvania, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Southern Florida, the Pignut Hickory grows every East of the Mississippi River. It also grows in Missouri Arkansas and Louisiana.

The pignut grows mostly on dry ridge tops but has been sighted at low elevations in sandy soils

Figure 8


Uses 4

Uses (4)

Pignut Hickory is most commonly used by humans as firewood

This is an important shade tree in suburban areas, although it is rarely planted for that purpose

The bark, fruits, and leaves provide food for many different kinds of wildlife. Including deer, bears, raccoons, squirrels, foxes, and songbirds

Figure 9


Bibliography

Bibliography

  • 1" Pignut Hickory." Trees, Plants, Bushes, and Shrubs offered by Nature Hills Nursery. Nature Hills Nursery, n.d. Web. 24 June 2010. http://www.naturehills.com/product/pignut_hickory.aspx

  • 2"Classification | USDA PLANTS." Welcome to the PLANTS Database | USDA PLANTS. USDA, n.d. Web. 24 June 2010. http://plants.usda.gov/java/ClassificationServlet?source=profile&symbol=CAGL8&display=31

  • 3Seiler, John. "Caryaglabra Fact Sheet." College of Natural Resources | Virginia Tech . Virginia Department of Forest Resources, n.d. Web. 24 June 2010. http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=19

  • 4Smalley, Glendon. "Caryaglabra (Mi I I." Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry - USDA Forest Service. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 June 2010. http://na.fs.fed.us/pubs/silvics_manual/volume_2/carya/glabra.htm


Bibliography cont

Bibliography (cont.)

  • Figures

    • 1." Pignut Hickory." Trees, Plants, Bushes, and Shrubs offered by Nature Hills Nursery. Nature Hills Nursery, n.d. Web. 24 June 2010. http://www.naturehills.com/product/pignut_hickory.aspx

    • 2.Seiler, John. "Caryaglabra Fact Sheet." College of Natural Resources | Virginia Tech . Virginia Department of Forest Resources, n.d. Web. 24 June 2010. http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=19

    • 3.Seiler, John. "Caryaglabra Fact Sheet." College of Natural Resources | Virginia Tech . Virginia Department of Forest Resources, n.d. Web. 24 June 2010. http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=19

    • 4. Seiler, John. "Caryaglabra Fact Sheet." College of Natural Resources | Virginia Tech . Virginia Department of Forest Resources, n.d. Web. 24 June 2010. http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=19


Bibliography cont1

Bibliography (cont.)

  • Figures

    • 5.Sayers, Josh. "pignut hickory." Winter trees and shrubs. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 June 2010. http://www.portraitoftheearth.com/trees/pignuthickory.html

    • 6.Evans, Chris. "1380300 - pignut hickory, Caryaglabra (Juglandales: Juglandaceae) @ Forestry Images." Forestry Images: Forest Health, Natural Resources, Fire, Trees, Wildlife, Silviculture Photos. N.p., 24 June 2005. Web. 24 June 2010. http://www.forestryimages.org/browse/detail.cfm?imgnum=1380300

    • 7.Seiler, John. "Caryaglabra Fact Sheet." College of Natural Resources | Virginia Tech . Virginia Department of Forest Resources, n.d. Web. 24 June 2010. http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=19

    • 8.Smalley, Glendon. "Caryaglabra (Mi I I." Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry - USDA Forest Service. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 June 2010. http://na.fs.fed.us/pubs/silvics_manual/volume_2/carya/glabra.htm

    • 9.Seiler, John. "Caryaglabra Fact Sheet." College of Natural Resources | Virginia Tech . Virginia Department of Forest Resources, n.d. Web. 24 June 2010. http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=19


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