Castanea mollissima Blume

1980 Sino-American Botanical Expedition
to Western Hubei Province
People’s Republic of China
Castanea mollissima Blume
Shennongjia Forest District (31°3(KN; 110°30/E):
Laojunshan Yacwan canyon on the W side
of the Jiuchong River ca. 1 km S of
Mucheng. Elevation 1000-1250 meters.
NE exposure; steep, disturbed slope.
Small tree, probably cultivated.
1980 Sino-Amer. Exped. No. 463 31 August 1980
Participants: B. Bartholomew (uc); D. E. Boufford (cm); A L.
Chang (kun); Z. Cheng (wuhan inst. bot.); T. R. Dudley
(na); S. A. He (nas); Y. X. Jin (wuhan inst. bot.); O. Y. Li
(wh); J. L. Luteyn (ny); S. A. Spongberg (a); Y. C. Tang
(pe); J. X. Wan (wuhan inst. bot.); and T. S. Ying (pe).
Expedition conducted under the auspices of Academia Sinica & the
Botanical Society of America with funding by Academia Sinica &
support from the National Geographic Society.