Species name:

Castanea sativa

Taxonomy

Family

Species

sativa

Nomenclature Melissopalynology

Classifier

Mill.

Distribution

Native of Europe and Asia Minor. Cultivated worldwide in temperate climate. In Italy prefers woods (0-1200m).

Utility

Food, wood and used in alternative medicine. Unifloral honey production and biodiversity.

Flowering time

V - V

Pollen colour

Bright yellow

Pollen

+++

Nectar

+++

Pollen characteristic

Polar View: Subcircular
Castanea sativa
Castanea sativa
Castanea sativa
Equatorial view : Oval, Prolate
Castanea sativa
Castanea sativa
Castanea sativa