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Genus 'Pterocarya'

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Pterocarya fraxinifolia
Pterocarya x rehderiana

Pterocarya fraxinifolia (Caucasian Wingnut)

Pterocarya fraxinifolia

Native: Caucasus and northern Iran

Location: Occasionally planted for timber or ornament in Europe.

Has a short thick trunk.

Foliage

Leaves may be over 60cm long, but usually less with 7-27 stalkless leaflets, hairless on upper surface with tufts of hairs beneath. The common stalk is round and smooth.

Flowers

Pterocarya fraxinifolia

Flowers open in April, male catkins thick and green, 7.5-12.5cm long, females longer with more scattered flowers bearing red style developing into fruiting catkins.

Fruits

Pterocarya fraxinifolia

Fruiting catkins 30-50cm long with nuts surrounded by green wings about 1.8cm across.