*Castanea mollissima Blume. Phen: Jun-Jul; Sep. Hab: Forests. Dist: Native of China. This species is relatively resistant to chestnut blight and has been planted widely as an ornamental and nut tree; it sometimes naturalizes and appears nearly native.
Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia
Other Comments: Reported for NC (Macon County) by Pittillo & Brown (1988).
Synonymy: = Ar, C, Fl2, FNA3, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, Pa, WH3; = n/a – F, G, RAB