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Carya floridana (scrub hickory)

Synonyms: Hicoria floridana; Hicorius floridana

Wikipedia Abstract

Carya floridana (syn. Hicoria floridana) the scrub hickory, is a tree native to the southeastern United States, where it is endemic in central Florida. Although it can grow to the height of 25 meters, many specimens are seen as shrubs 3–5 m tall with many small trunks. The leaves are 20–30 cm long, pinnate, with three to seven leaflets, each leaflet 4–10 cm long and 2–4 cm broad, with a coarsely toothed margin. The fruit is a nut 3–4 cm long and 2-2.5 cm diameter, with a thick, hard shell and a sweet, edible seed. The seeds require stratification to germinate.
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Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Monoecious
Leaf Type [1]  Deciduous
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Pollinators [1]  Wind
Specific Gravity [3]  0.68
Structure [1]  Tree
Usage [1]  The wood is probably only used for fuel;
Height [1]  66 feet (20 m)
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Canaveral National Seashore II 9090 Florida, United States

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1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Forest Inventory and Analysis DB version 5.1, May 4, 2013, U.S. Forest Service
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0