Common name: Japanese Walnut, Heartnut
Juglans ailantifolia Carrière APNI*
Synonyms: Juglans ailanthifolia APNI*
Description: Deciduous tree.
Leaves pinnate, to 90 cm long, with 11–17 leaflets.
Fruit a round nut.
Distribution and occurrence: Cultivated as an ornamental tree; one cultivar ('Heartnut') cultivated for its edible nuts. Recorded once as naturalising at Mount Irvine in the Blue Mountains. Native to Japan.
NSW subdivisions: *CT
The specific epithet is sometimes misspelled as 'ailanthifolia'.
Text by KL Wilson (June 2008; edited Dec 2010)
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