Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Castanopsis hystrix Hook.f. & Thomson ex A

Family: Fagaceae Genus: Castanopsis Species: Castanopsis hystrix Hook.f. & Thomson ex A






Synonym Castanea purpurella Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Chinquapin, Chinkapin Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Golden Chinkapins Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Thangji Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 2400 m Fruit Type Nut
Habit Tree Fruit Details Nuts 1-3 per cupule, maturing after 2nd year or rarely in 1st year; abortive ovule apical
Habitat Occurs in mixed-deciduous and evergreen Forest Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Nepal, Bhutan and China Bark Details Bark smooth rather straight trunks
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species The tree is evergreen, with monoecious flowers. Young shoots purple-brown, slender, sparsely to densely puberulent and with yellowish brown small lamellate waxy scalelike trichomes Leaf Details Leaves distichous or for a few species spirally arranged

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details