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Castanopsis inermis - (Lindl.) Benth. & Hook.f.

Common Name Braided Chestnut, Berangan
Family Fagaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Forests, mostly in the hills, also found in bamboo forest, and in groves on a river-bank at elevations up to 600 metres[451 ].
Range Southeast Asia - Malaysia to Indonesia.
Edibility Rating    (3 of 5)
Other Uses    (1 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Tender Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Castanopsis inermis Braided Chestnut, Berangan


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Castanopsis inermis is an evergreen Tree growing to 20 m (65ft) by 20 m (65ft) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10. The flowers are pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Callaeocarpus sumatrana Miq. Castanea glomerata Blume Castanea inermis Lindl. Castanea sumatrana (Miq.) Oerst. Castanopsis mitifica Hance Castanopsis sumatrana (Miq.) A.DC. Quercus glomerata Wall.

Habitats

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed
Edible Uses:

Seeds - cooked[317 ]. They can be boiled, parched or roasted[46 ]. The seeds can be 30 - 20mm[451 ].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

The plant may be able to tolerate park conditions. The preferred local food plant for caterpillars of the butterfly, the ciliate blue (Anthene emolus) and the moth Calliteara angulata.

Special Uses

Carbon Farming

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Cultivation details

Management: Standard  Regional Crop  Staple Crop: Balanced carb

Castanopsis species are generally tolerant of a range of soils, preferably well-drained[451]. They succeed in full sun, though young plants generally grow best in dappled woodland shade.

Carbon Farming

  • Management: Standard  Plants grow to their standard height. Harvest fruit, seeds, or other products. Non-Destructive management systems.
  • Regional Crop  These crops have been domesticated and cultivated regionally but have not been adopted elsewhere and are typically not traded globally, Examples in this broad category include perennial cottons and many nuts and staple fruits.
  • Staple Crop: Balanced carb  (0-15 percent protein, 0-15 percent oil, with at least one over 5 percent). The carbohydrates are from either starch or sugar. Annuals include maize, wheat, rice, and potato. Perennials include chestnuts, carob, perennial fruits, nuts, cereals, pseudocereals, woody pods, and acorns.

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Propagation

Seed

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Berangan, Beragam makan, Berangan betul, Berangan padi, Ko khaao, Parang berangan

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Asia, East Africa, Indochina, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, SE Asia, Thailand, Uganda

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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