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Juglans neotropica
Diels, Juglandaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Other Latin names:  Juglans columbiensis Dode; Juglans honorei Dode

Common name(s): [more details]

English: Andean walnut, Ecuador walnut

Spanish: nogal

Habit:  tree

Description:  "A tree to 30 meters high, the stout young branchlets, especially at tip, and the leaf rachis at flowering time conspicuously rusty-pubescent; leaflets 7-8 pairs (-14 according to Dode), at first above sparsely, beneath densely velvety-pubescent, the largest middle leaflets about 12 cm long and 4 cm wide, gradually long-acuminate, minutely and evenly serrate; staminate aments 20-25 cm long, the flowers partly remote, partly approximate; bractlets 2-3.5 mm long, yellowish-brown-pilose; anthers apically pubescent; pistillate flowers 3-10; calyx urceolate, rusty-tomentose, 18 mm long, 6-7 mm broad, the narrow, reflexed teeth unequal, the larger 5 mm, the smaller 2 mm long; perianth segments 4, reflexed, irregularly dentate, 6 mm long, 3-4 mm wide; stigmatic branches broadly lingulate, densely papillose, 8-9 mm long, 4 mm broad" (Macbride, 1937; p. 265).

Habitat/ecology:  0-500 m in the Gal pagos Islands, 2000-3500 m in the Andes (Jørgensen & León-Yánez, 1999).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru (GRIN)

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Ecuador (Galápagos Islands)
Floreana Group
Floreana Island introduced
invasive
cultivated
Charles Darwin Foundation (2008)
Ecuador (Galápagos Islands)
Isabela Group
Isabela Island introduced
invasive
cultivated
Charles Darwin Foundation (2008)
Ecuador (Galápagos Islands)
Isabela Group
Volcán Sierra Negra, Isabela Island introduced
invasive
cultivated
Charles Darwin Foundation (2008)
Ecuador (Galápagos Islands)
San Cristóbal Group
San Cristóbal Island introduced
invasive
cultivated
Charles Darwin Foundation (2008)
Ecuador (Galápagos Islands)
Santa Cruz Group
Santa Cruz Island introduced
invasive
cultivated
Charles Darwin Foundation (2008)
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
New Zealand
New Zealand
New Zealand (country) introduced
cultivated
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
South America (Pacific rim)
South America (Pacific rim)
Colombia (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
South America (Pacific rim)
South America (Pacific rim)
Perú (Republic of) native
cultivated
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)


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