Prinus, a beautiful tree of large growth, and its subspecies castanea and montana, yield good timber.
CHESTNUT (nux Castanea), the common name given to two sorts of trees and their fruit, (r) the so-called "horse-chestnut," and (2) the sweet or "Spanish" chestnut.
(2) The Spanish or sweet chestnut, Castanea saliva (natural order, Fagaceae), is a stately and magnificent tree, native of the countries bordering on the Mediterranean, but also ripening its fruit in sheltered situations as far north as Scotland.
Includes Quercus (oak), Fagus (beech), Castanea (sweet-chestnut).
The acidic soils support sweet chestnut Castanea sativa, sessile oak Quercus petraea, and ash Fraxinus excelsior.
Among the Dicotyledons may be mentioned Platanus, Acer (?), Quercus (?), Viburnum, Alnus, Magnolia, Corylus (?), Castanea (?), Zizyphus, Populus and the nettlelike Boehmeria antiqua.
Chestnut (Castanea) - A noble tree, native of E. and S.
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