Carya illinoiensis

Common Name:  Pecan

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Carya illinoiensis leaf3.jpg (66300 bytes) carya.illinoiensis.JPG (81458 bytes)
leaf--what kind of compound leaf is present here? leaves and almost mature fruit (the pecan "nut" is actually the seed inside this fruit)--notice how the leaflets hang down below the rachis
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young fruits, showing the four ridges that are typically present typical bark
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young male inflorescence