Walnut (Family Juglandaceae)

 

The Juglandaceae, also known as the Walnut Family, is a family of

trees, or sometimes shrubs, in the order Fagales. Various members

of this family are native to the Americas, Eurasia, and Southeast Asia.

 

There are eight genera in the family, including the commercially im-

portant nut-producing trees walnut (Juglans), pecan (Carya illinoinensis),

and hickory (Carya). The Persian walnut, Juglans regia, is one of the

major nut crops of the world. Walnut, hickory, and gaulin are also

valuable timber trees.

 

 

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