|Natural range of Carya texana|
Carya texana, the black hickory, is a North American tree in the walnut family. It is endemic to the United States, found primarily in the southern Great Plains and the Lower Mississippi Valley.
Carya texana is a tree growing to 41 metres (135 ft) in height. The leaves usually have a dense coating of scales, imparting rusty brown color. They are pinnately compound usually with 7 leaflets but sometimes 5 or 9. The fruits (nuts) are bronze to reddish brown, the seeds sweet and edible.
- Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 584.
- The Plant List, Carya texana Buckley
- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Profile for Carya texana (black hickory)
- Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
- *Flora of North America: Carya texana — description, commentary, link to distribution map
- Photo of herbarium specimen at Missouri Botanical Garden, collected in Missouri in 1894
- Photo of mature fruit
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