Corylus chinensis

Corylus chinensis

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Corylus chinensis, common names Chinese filbert and Chinese Hazel, is a deciduous
Deciduous
Deciduous means "falling off at maturity" or "tending to fall off", and is typically used in reference to trees or shrubs that lose their leaves seasonally, and to the shedding of other plant structures such as petals after flowering or fruit when ripe...

 tree
Tree
A tree is a perennial woody plant. It is most often defined as a woody plant that has many secondary branches supported clear of the ground on a single main stem or trunk with clear apical dominance. A minimum height specification at maturity is cited by some authors, varying from 3 m to...

 native to western China
China
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. This tree is considered vulnerable due of its rarity.

Description



This species grows up to 40 metres tall. It has gray-brown, fissured bark, with mottled streaks. The branchlets are a purplish-brown colour, and are slender and sparsely villous.

The leaves range from ovate to obovate-elliptic and have a doubly serrated, irregular margin.

Distribution


Corylus chinensis is found on the moist slopes of forests at altitudes ranging from 1200 and 3500 metres.

Distribution



This tree is native to Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, Sichuan, and Yunnan.

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