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Carya is a genus of about 25 species of deciduous trees, including the hickory and pecan.


"Carya" is also another form of Caryatis.




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Carya spp. english (389 words)
Carya aquatica–bitter pecan, bitter water hickory, faux hickory, lowground hickory, lowland hickory, noot hickory, not hickory, pecan, pecan hickory, pignut hickory, swamp hickory, water bitternut, water hickory, wild pecan.
Carya cordiformis–bitter hickory, bitternut, bitternut hickory, bitter pecan tree, bitter pignut, butternut, butternut hickory, highland hickory, pig hickory, pignut,pignut hickory, pig walnut, redheart hickory,swamp hickory, white hickory, yellow bud hickory.
Carya pallida –pale hickory, paleleaf hickory, pallid hickory, pignut hickory, sand hickory.
Carya fruits (hickory nuts) (436 words)
Carya illinoinensis (pecan): 3.8 to 5 cm long, oblong, in clusters of 3 to 6; husk thin, narrowly four-winged, dark brown, hairy; nut elongate, rounded at the base and pointed at the tip, brown; shell thin; kernel oily and sweet.
Carya laciniosa (shellbark hickory or kingnut hickory): the largest of any hickory [in the area], 4.5 to 6.5 cm long and 3.8 cm broad, occurring singly or in pairs; thick husk splitting readily into segments when ripe; nut flattened, ridged; shell very thick and hard; kernel sweet.
Carya ovalis (red hickory): 2.5 to 3 cm long and about 2 cm wide; husk thin, about 2 to 2.5 mm thick, splitting freely to the base; nut with ridges extending from 1/3 to 1/2 its length; shell thin; kernel small and sweet.
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