Corylus chinensis

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Corylus chinensis
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Corylus chinensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Betulaceae
Genus: Corylus
Species: C. chinensis
Binomial name
Corylus chinensis

C. colurna chinensis
Corylus chinensis var. macrocarpa Hu[1]
Corylus colurna var. chinensis (Franch.) Burkill
Corylus papyracea Hickel

Corylus chinensis, common names Chinese filbert[2] and Chinese Hazel, is a deciduous[3] tree native to western China. This tree is considered vulnerable due of its rarity.[4]


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This species grows up to 40 metres tall. It has gray-brown, fissured bark, with mottled streaks.[5] The branchlets are a purplish-brown colour, and are slender and sparsely villous.[4]

The leaves range from ovate to obovate-elliptic and have a doubly serrated, irregular margin.[4]


Corylus chinensis is found on the moist slopes of forests at altitudes ranging from 1200 and 3500 metres. It is reported from Tibet, Xinjiang, Gansu, Guizhou, Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan, and Yunnan.[4]


Both the oil and seeds of Corylus chinensis are edible.[3]



This tree is native to Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, Sichuan, and Yunnan.[6]


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