Carya laciniosa 5 PCS fresh seeds, Shellbark hickory, Shagbark hickory, Bigleaf shagbark hickory, Kingnut, Big shellbark, Western shellbark
Carya laciniosa fresh seeds, Shellbark hickory, Shagbark hickory, Bigleaf shagbark hickory, Kingnut, Big shellbark, Western shellbark (lat. Carya laciniosa).
A plant species from the genus Hickory (Carya) of the nut family (Juglandaceae). The tree is up to 40 meters high. The bark is light gray, exfoliates in long (up to 50 cm) narrow strips, hanging along the trunk, as well as the bark of the ovoid caria, for which both of these species received the common name "shaggy hickory" (Eng. shagbark hickory, shellbark hicory). Young shoots of caria fringed orange, first pubescent, and then become naked, with reddish lentils.
The leaves are large, up to 50 cm long, unpaired, with 7-9 narrowly obovate or lanceolate leaflets 10-20 cm long. The rachis (main petioles) of the leaves remain on the tree for a long time after the leaves fall off, giving it a peculiar appearance.
Fruits up to 5-6 cm long, round or obovate with four convex edges. The pericarp is thick, reddish-brown, opens at maturity with four flaps. The endocarp (nut) is round or obovate, 4- or 6-sided, with a thick shell. The kernel is light brown, with a pleasant sweet taste.
The fringed caria is cultivated as a fruit and ornamental tree.