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Copyright: christian pp (chpp) (51)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-20
Categories: Trees
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-18 18:32
Viewed: 3836
Points: 2
[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
The name Castanea comes from the old Latin name for the Sweet Chestnut

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To jalab_temen: thankschpp 1 04-04 07:28
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DEar Chris, it is a really nice macro photo, but the background is a bit strange, and the compo has a little problem (cut from the main object, but the upper stripe is redundant). Altogether I really enjoyed this photo. Thanks for sharing, Jalab

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