Pignut Hickory (Carya glabra)
Forest Types: Oak-Hickory
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Upland woods; growing east of the Great Plains.
Stature: 60-100 feet high; to 3 feet in diameter; with a rounded or irregular crown.
Leaves: Compound; composed of 5 (rarely 7) leaflets; leaflets candle-flame-shaped, finely toothed, with the end leaflet up to 6 inches long; dark green and smooth on top, paler and smooth below.
Bark: Dark gray; becoming furrowed into X's and diamonds.
Nuts: Often somewhat pear-shaped; up to 1 inch long (sometimes larger); nut shell thin, or up to about 1/8 inch thick (occasionally thicker); nut compressed, bitter.
Some taxonomists consider pignut hickory and red hickory to represent the same, variable species.
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Kuo, M. (2011, June). Pignut hickory (Carya glabra). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/carya_glabra.html