Book of Mediterranean Trees, Shrubs and Climbers


Juglans regia  Persian Walnut
Family Juglandaceae
Genus Juglans  [JUG-lans]  old L. name for the walnut tree, possibly from Jovis glans, the nut of Jupiter in mythology
Species regia  [RE-je-a]  royal
Properties tree
Juglans regia, Persian walnut, English walnut, or especially in Great Britain, common walnut, is an Old World walnut tree species native to the region stretching from the Balkans eastward to the Himalayas and southwest China. The largest forests are in Kyrgyzstan, where trees occur in extensive, nearly pure walnut forests at 1,000–2,000 m altitude—notably at Arslanbob in Jalal-Abad Province. It is widely cultivated across Europe.
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