Carya pallida (Asch.) Engl. & Graebn.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Carya pallida (Ashe) Engl. & Graebn.

  • Description

    Species Description - Bark rough, deeply furrowed; buds 5–8 mm, densely covered with resinous, yellowish scales; petiole, rachis, and lower side of the principal veins copiously, loosely, and ± persistently pubescent with fascicled hairs; lfls 7(9), pale beneath, densely scurfy when young, nearly glabrous on the actual surface at maturity; fr ellipsoid to obovoid or subglobose, 2–4 cm, densely resinous, eventually splitting to the base along some of the sutures; nut white, compressed, nearly round, prominently angled; kernel edible. Moist or dry soil; Fla. to La., n. to Ark., s. Ill., Ky., and Va., and on the coastal plain to s. N.J.

  • Common Names

    pale hickory