Mockernut Hickory (Carya alba)
Forest Types: Oak-Hickory, No. Riverine, So. Riverine
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Varied, from high ground to river bottoms; growing east of the Great Plains.
Stature: 50-90 feet high; to 3 feet in diameter; with a rounded crown.
Leaves: Compound; composed of 5-9 (usually 7) leaflets; leaflets candle-flame-shaped, finely toothed, with the end leaflet 4-7 inches long; yellowish green and finely hairy on top, paler and fuzzy below.
Bark: Dark gray; shallowly furrowed into X's and diamonds.
Nuts: 1 1/2 -2 inches long; nut shell up to 1/4 inch thick; nut 4-sided, sweet.
Carya tomentosa is a synonym of Carya alba.
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Kuo, M. (2011, June). Mockernut hickory (Carya alba). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/carya_alba.html