Corylus


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corylus

(ˈkɒrɪləs)
n
(Plants) any of various shrubs or trees of the genus Corylus of the Betulaceae family (or the Corylaceae family, depending on the botanist), which bear nuts and are found in temperate regions of the northern hemisphere
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Noun1.corylus - deciduous monoecious nut-bearing shrubs of small trees: hazelCorylus - deciduous monoecious nut-bearing shrubs of small trees: hazel; sometimes placed in the subfamily or family Corylaceae
hamamelid dicot genus - genus of mostly woody relatively primitive dicotyledonous flowering plants with flowers often unisexual and often borne in catkins
Betulaceae, birch family, family Betulaceae - monoecious trees and shrubs (including the genera Betula and Alnus and Carpinus and Corylus and Ostrya and Ostryopsis)
hazelnut, hazelnut tree, hazel - any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk
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Almost all commercially grown hazelnuts--those you'll find in the grocery store or in confections--come from the common, or European, hazel (Corylus avellana).
(45) Palestine Olea europaea, Betula verrucosa, Alnus glutinosa, Corylus avellana trees (N%) Keynan et al.
Spring surprises like hazel (Corylus avellana Concorta'), rock cress (Arabis), primula (Primula aucalis) and Aubrieta are perfect for those who can't wait to bring their garden to life.
Hazelnut Kentish Cob, Corylus maxima, is one of the easiest to grow in Britain.
Among their topics are innovations in the system of accelerated propagation of potato minitubors, cultivating the Arctic raspberry on mesotrophic bogs: phytocenotic study in various ecological conditions, evaluating salt-resistant flowering plants in simulated conditions, the productivity of apple orchards on terraced and gentle slopes, and hazelnut (Corylus domestica Kos.
10Warding off evil Plants including rowan (Sorbus aucuparia), hazelnut (Corylus avellane) and elderberry (Sambucus nigra) were once thought to be "magical" trees and shrubs, which could ward off witches and evil spirits.
Mature mixed forests with old pedunculate oaks (Quercus robur) and old hazels (Corylus avellana) are the main habitats of this species in Lithuania (Juskaitis & Augute 2015).
Some native shrubs that are good for these birds are nannyberry (Viburnum lentago), fragrant sumac (Rhus aromatica), winged sumac (Rhus copallinum), Northern spicebush (Lindera benzoin), common winterberry (Ilex verticillata), red bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi), American hazelnut (Corylus americana) and American witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana).
The addition of 20% coconut water increased the number of adventitious shoots per explant with combination of 2mg/l BAP for Corylus avellana L.
Both morphological and molecular studies have generally recognized two major lineages in Betulaceae either as tribes Betuleae (Alnus and Betula) and Coryleae (Corylus, Ostryopsis, Carpinus, and Ostrya) (Jussieu, 1789; Prantl, 1894; Winkler, 1904; Melchior, 1964; Li & Skvortsov, 1999), or as subfamilies Betuloideae and Coryloideae (Spach, 1841; Regel, 1861, 1868; Koehne, 1893; Rendle, 1925; Rehder, 1940; Hutchinson, 1967, 1973; Dahlgren, 1975, 1980, 1983; Jury, 1978; Takhtajan, 1980; Thome, 1973, 1983; Furlow, 1990; Bousquet et al., 1992; Chen et al., 1999; Forest et al., 2005; Grimm & Renner, 2013).
Caption: Clockwise from top left: Soft, pubescent leaves of black birch (Betula lenta) emerging from a bud; The soft, silvery hairs of newly bloomed catkins (flowers) of a willow (Satix sp.), often referred to as a "pussy willow," trap heat from the sun, which aids the development of reproductive structures; The small, vibrant female flower of a hazelnut (Corylus sp.); A flower bud opening on spicebush (Lindera benzoin), a woody shrub