Castanea sativa Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8 1 1768. (Syn: Castanea castanea (L.) H.Karst. ; Castanea prolifera (K.Koch) Hickel; Castanea sativa f. discolor Vuk.; Castanea sativa var. hamulata A.Camus; Castanea sativa var. microcarpa Lavialle; Castanea sativa var. prolifera K.Koch; Castanea sativa var. spicata Husn.; Castanea vesca Gaertn.; Castanea vulgaris Lam. ; Fagus castanea L.; Fagus castanea var. variegata Weston; Fagus procera Salisb. );
edible chestnut, European chestnut, Italian chestnut, Portuguese chestnut, Spanish chestnut, sweet chestnut, sangara;
Balkan Pen. to N. Iran as per WCSP;
Fruits & Vegetables Week: Castanea sativa, the Chestnut: :
Now I have to clarify a doubt.
Chestnuts sold in warm climate are generally water chesnut, whose floor is eaten during fasts. It is Trapa bispinosa in warm places and Trapa natans in cold places (including Kashmir). I hope you are talking about that only.
These are known as Chestnuts and are available here in the Muscat Super markets during Winter months.
It must be interesting to know how these chestnuts (this is Castanea sativa) reach muscat. Are they grown there?, in such hot climate or kept in cold storage. I have tried to bring them from Kashmir (of course in late summer) to Delhi, but they get spoilt within a week or so.
They are definitely not grown here locally.
So your Kashmir fruits can be enjoyed here!
Govind Ghat – Ghangaria trail … about 7000 ft
Habitat: mountain slope
Habit: large shrub, about 4 – 5 m high; fruit about 2 inches across
… most probably planted.
Yes … Chestnut tree, singhara (not the other singhara Trapa bispinosa)
Castanea sativa to be precise.
I hope Castanea sativa, the chestnut
would this an exotic planted in a museum campus or does it occur routinely in that geographical area?
Most probably Sweet Chestnut– Castania sativa.
Castanea sativa: 3 high res. images.
Location: Srinagar, Zavoora, J&K.
Date:10 October 2020.
Yes C. sativa
Tree for ID-191010-PKA1 – efloraofindia | Google Groups
HP, August 2022 :: Quercus for ID :: ARK2022-201:
Castanopsis indica (Roxb. ex Lindl.) A.DC.
Thanks, …, for showing so many beautiful plants.
Thanks … You have taken us to a virtual nature walk highlighting the floral bio diversity of the regions you toured. Great !
I think close to images at