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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fagales

Familia: Juglandaceae
Subfamilia: Juglandoideae
Genus: Juglans
Species: Juglans venezuelensis

Juglans venezuelensis W.E.Manning

Brittonia; a Series of Botanical Papers. New York, NY 12:8. 1960
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]
Ortiz, R.; Salazar, A. (2004). El nogal de Caracas, patrimonio emblemático de la ciudad. Ministerio del Poderr Popular para el Ambiente. Producción Editorial Rayuela.


The International Plant Names Index (IPNI): Juglans venezuelensis Manning.
Tropicos: Juglans venezuelensis W.E. Manning
The Plant List: Juglans venezuelensis W.E.Manning
Smithsonian Botany Collections: Juglans venezuelensis Manning
JSTOR Plant Science: Juglans venezuelensis

Vernacular names
español: Nogal de Caracas, nogal.

Juglans venezuelensis, or nogal de Caracas,[1] is a species of black walnut endemic to Venezuela. It is a small tree which bears 1 inch nuts.[2]


Juglans venezuelensis is deciduous, with a period of leaf fall between November and December, and a period of regrowth of leaves between January and February. Flowering begins in late February.

The species is monoecious, male flowers are hanging catkins and female ones are erect, both are small and greenish.

The fruits are drupes with yellow epicarp and abundant pubescence. The fruit is about 3 inches diameter and 1.5 cm walnut, weighing 150 grams on average.

Juglans venezuelensis is endemic to Cerro El Avila in the Cordillera de la Costa of Venezuela. Currently there are two known wild populations of less than 100 individuals in the sector and the sector Canoes Summit Hoyo de Avila National Park.[3]

Since 2004 there have been days of transplanting young individuals germinated in nurseries to reforest areas of the Camino de los Españoles, El Vigia and Guayabitos within the National Park and surrounding regions as Altos de Pipe.[4][5][6][7]

Avendaño, N.; Espinoza Flores, Y.; Fernández, A.; Gallardo, A.; García, M.; Gonto, R.; Hokche, O.; Limonggi, T. (2020). "Juglans venezuelensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T66813974A66813976. doi:10.2305/ Retrieved 20 November 2021.
W. E. Manning "The Genus Juglans in South America and the West Indies" Brittonia 12(1960) pp. 1—26
Ortiz, R.; Salazar, A. (2004). El nogal de Caracas, patrimonio emblemático de la ciudad. Ministerio del Poder Popular para el Ambiente. Producción Editorial Rayuela.
Leopoldo Martínez, Nelly Judith Pérez de Cádiz, Lorena Beatriz Garrido, Elvira Coa, Rodolfo Rodrígez, Dayaleth Alfonzo, Diego Griffon. Proyecto Nogal de Caracas. Reforestando las cuencas altas del Parque Nacional El Ávila. 2009
Venpres 2009:Museo de Ciencias celebra Día del Árbol este domingo Archived 2012-07-15 at the Wayback Machine
Ministerio del Ambiente/Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Comunicación y la Información 2009: Misión Árbol salva especies en extinción [1]
Instituno Nacional de Parques 2009 Sembraron 200 nogales en el Guaraira Repano Archived 2012-09-15 at the Wayback Machine

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