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Chestnut


Chestnut
Photo Information
Copyright: Zorica Helac (zhelach) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 1 N: 12] (188)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-01
Categories: Trees
Exposure: f/2.6, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-18 1:50
Viewed: 3269
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chestnut (Castanea), including chinkapin, is a genus of eight or nine species of deciduous trees and shrubs in the beech family Fagaceae, native to warm temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The name also refers to the edible nuts they produce.

Most of the species are large trees growing to 20-40 m tall, but some species (the chinkapins) are smaller, often shrubby. The leaves are simple, ovate or lanceolate, 10-30 cm long and 4-10 cm broad, with sharply pointed, widely-spaced teeth, with shallow rounded sinuses between. The flowers are catkins, produced in mid summer; they have a heavy, unpleasant odour. The fruit is a spiny cupule 5-11 cm diameter, containing one to seven nuts.

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Castanea

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Hello Zorica! Wonderful POV. Delicate lightness. Delicate colors. Original effect. Cheers!

Hi Zorica,
I m glad to meet you at TN, again.
I like diagonal branches of tree.
Wonderful shot.
TFS
Selahattin E

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