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Common Walnut

Botanical Name(s): Juglans Regia
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fagales
Family: Juglandaceae
Genus: Juglans
Species: J. regia
Popular Name(s): Persian Walnut, English Walnut
Parts Used: Walnut, Persian Walnut, European Walnut, Akhrot
Habitat: Cultivated in Himalayas and the Khasi hills

Common walnut refers to the original walnut tree of the Old World, comprising of Asia, Africa and Europe. The tree is native to the region stretching from the Balkans, eastward to the Himalayas and Southwest China. The largest forests where common walnut trees are found are in Kyrgyzstan. It is a large deciduous tree, with a height ranging from 25- 35 m. Its trunk is up to 2m in diameter. Commonly, these trees have a short trunk and broad crown, though taller and narrower versions are seen in denser forests. This plant species require a lot of sunlight to grow. The bark of common walnut is smooth and olive brown in color when young. It assumes a silver grey color as it ages, with scattered broad fissures and a rougher texture. The leaves of the plant are alternately arranged and are 25-40 cm in length.

Plant Chemicals
Amino acids, Ash, Crude protein, Dietary fiber, Oil content and Starch

Uses & Benefits of Common Walnut