The Carya Cordiformis
is commonly known as Bitternut
, Bitternut Hickory
, Pignut Hickory
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Bitternut hickory's range extends from southwestern New Hampshire,
Vermont, Maine, and southern Quebec; west to southern Ontario, central
Michigan, and northern Minnesota;, and south to eastern Texas and
northern Florida. It is most common from southern New England west to
Iowa and from southern Michigan south to Kentucky [3
The currently accepted scientific name for bitternut hickory is Carya
cordiformis (Wangenh.) K. Koch [3
]. There are no recognized
subspecies, varieties, or forms.
Bitternut hickory naturally hybridizes with the following [26
C. illinoensis (C. X brownii Sarg.)
C. glabra (C. X demareei Palmer)
C. ovata (C. X laneyi Sarg.)
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Much of the information presented here is attributed to:
Coladonato, Milo. 1992. Carya cordiformis. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online].
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service,
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available at USDA Forest Service.