Talk:Castanea sativa

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Why "retiform" and not "reticuliform" bark of the sweet chestnut[edit]

Latin for "net" is rete and anything "net-shaped" is retiform. Reticulum means "little net or net-shaped bag", even "network". So, why complicate matters and use the convoluted form reticuliform when all you want to say is "net-shaped" and not "shaped like a little net or bag"?. It would be plainly wrong, in fact. Dieter Simon 22:47, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

  • What's the deal with this very unencyclopedic sentence pair "The bark often has an unmistakable, yet beautifully net-shaped (retiform) pattern...."? Wouldn't something like "The bark often has a{n unmistakable,} net-shaped (retiform) pattern with deep furrows or fissures running spirally in both directions up the trunk." The way it is sounds like it was pulled directly from a guidebook of the Mediterranean. It should be descriptive, not evocative.24.6.2.72 20:10, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
What's the deal indeed! Have changed the section relating to the bark. Thanks for drawing attention to the unencyclopaedic style. Dieter Simon 00:57, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

capitalization?[edit]

Why is it rendered "Sweet Chestnut" and not "sweet chestnut"? -- Antaeus Feldspar 21:07, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

cultivation[edit]

Why not improve this article with information on how chestnuts are commercially farmed? Are commercial strains available and do they use rootstocks? How does the industry work? --ChrisJMoor 02:09, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Image of "sweet chestnut forest"[edit]

Hi, Yzmo, can you please rotate your photo of "Sweet chestnut forest" so the tree is standing up at least? Many thanks. Dieter Simon 23:32, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Japan[edit]

Chestnuts are popular in Japan too, but is it the same type?Andycjp 05:36, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

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