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Castanea mollissima Blume
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Castanea mollissima, Chinese Chestnut
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Castanea mollissima, Chinese Chestnut

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Castanea mollissima, Chinese Chestnut
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Castanea mollissima, Chinese Chestnut
Castanea mollissima, Chinese Chestnut
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Castanea mollissima, Chinese Chestnut

Castanea mollissima, Chinese Chestnut
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Castanea mollissima, Chinese Chestnut
Castanea mollissima, Chinese Chestnut
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Castanea mollissima, Chinese Chestnut

Castanea mollissima, pollen
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Castanea mollissima, pollen

Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Agaricaceae  Phoma castanea @ BPI (1)

Phoma @ BPI (1)
Amphisphaeriaceae  Pestalotia quercina @ 406663B (1); 406663A (1)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Botryosphaeria ribis @ BPI (1)

Diplodia @ BPI (1)

Fusicoccum castaneum @ BPI (1)
Cronartiaceae  Cronartium cerebrum @ BPI (5)

Cronartium conigenum @ BPI (1)

Cronartium fusiforme @ BPI (11)

Cronartium strobilinum @ BPI (1)
Cryphonectriaceae  Endothia parasitica @ BPI (13)
Dermateaceae  Marssonina ochroleuca @ BPI (5)
Diaporthaceae  Diaporthe innata @ BPI (1)

Phomopsis @ BPI (1)
Diaspididae  Diaspidiotus perniciosus @ MEMU_ENT (1)
Erysiphaceae  Phyllactinia corylea @ BPI (2)
Glomerellaceae  Glomerella cingulata @ BPI (1)
Gnomoniaceae  Cryptodiaporthe castanea @ BPI (12)
Melanconidaceae  Melanconis modonia @ BPI (1)
Miridae  Ceratocapsus digitulus @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Myrtlemiris meanarra @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Septoria gilletiana @ BPI (1)
Nectriaceae  Tubercularia vulgaris @ BPI (1)
Polyporaceae  Panus stipticus @ BPI (1)

Polyporus tulipiferus @ BPI (1)
Pucciniastraceae  Pucciniastrum castaneae @ BPI (2)
Reduviidae  Apiomerus crassipes @ MEMU_ENT (1)
Stereaceae  Stereum rameale @ BPI (1)

Stereum umbrinum @ BPI (2)
Valsaceae  Cytodiplospora castaneae @ BPI (7)

Diplodina @ BPI (1)
_  Acrospeira mirabilis @ BPI (1)

Leptothyrium castaneae @ BPI (2)

Monochaetia desmazieri @ BPI (2)

Monochaetia kansensis @ BPI (1)

Myxosporium castaneicola @ BPI (1)

Myxosporium @ BPI (1)

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Kingdom Plantae  
 Phylum Tracheophyta  
 Class Magnoliopsida  
 Order Fagales  
 Family Fagaceae  
 Genus Castanea  
  Castanea mollissima    Blume 
Provider: Ching-I Peng 
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Synonyms: Castanea bungeana Castanea duclouxii Castanea formosana Castanea hupehensis Castanea mollissima pendula Castanea sativa bungeana Castanea sativa formosana Castanea sativa intermedia Castanea sativa mollissima Castanea sinensis Castanea vulgaris yunnanensis   details
Citation: Flora of Taiwan 2nd ed. 2: 53, 1996 台灣入侵及外來種圖鑑, 林業試驗所 2005 櫟足之地--臺灣的殼斗科植物。楊智凱,邱麗蓉,張良芳,王志強。行政院農業委員會林務局。民國103年04月。
Name Code: 203263
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Castanea mollissima Blume
Chinese chestnut

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General Information
Symbol: CAMO83
Group: Dicot
Family: Fagaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Tree
Native Status : L48   I
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Symbol Scientific Name
CABU11 Castanea bungeana Blume
CAFO9 Castanea formosana (Hayata) Hayata


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Hamamelididae
Order Fagales
Family Fagaceae – Beech family
Genus Castanea Mill. – chestnut
Species Castanea mollissima Blume – Chinese chestnut

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Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover

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