Annamocarya is a genus of flowering plants in the family Juglandaceae, containing only one species, Annamocarya sinensis, native to southwestern China (Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan) and northern Vietnam. It is related to the hickories, and was formerly included in the same genus Carya, as Carya sinensis, but also shares a number of characteristics with the walnuts in the genus Juglans. It is grouped with Carya in the subtribe Caryinae.[2] It is sometimes called Chinese hickory[1] or beaked hickory.

Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Juglandaceae
Subfamily: Juglandoideae
Tribe: Juglandeae
Subtribe: Caryinae
Genus: Annamocarya
A. sinensis
Binomial name
Annamocarya sinensis
(Dode) J.-F.Leroy

It is a medium-sized to large evergreen tree growing to 30 m (98 ft) tall. The leaves are 30–50 cm (12–20 in) long, and pinnate with 7–11 leaflets. The leaflets have an entire margin, which distinguishes it from Carya, where the leaflets have a serrated margin. The flowers are catkins produced in spring, with the male catkins in clusters of five to eight together (single in Carya). The fruit is a nut 6–8 cm (2.4–3.1 in) long and 4–6 cm (1.6–2.4 in) broad, with a prominent, acute beak at the apex.


  1. ^ a b W. Sun (1998). "Carya sinensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 1998: e.T32321A9697238. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1998.RLTS.T32321A9697238.en.
  2. ^ "Juglandeae have two subtribes, the Juglandinae subtr. nov. and the Caryinae subtr. nov., the former with three genera (viz., Juglans, Pterocarya, and Cyclocarya), and the latter with one or two (viz., Carya and possibly Annamocarya) (Table 1)," on page 260 of Paul S. Manos & Donald E Stone: "Evolution, Phylogeny, and Systematics of the Juglandaceae" Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 28 (2): 231–269, p. 260. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2001. JSTOR 2666226

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