Common name: pecan 
|Photo by the Atlas of Florida Plants Database|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants|
|Class:||Magnoliopsida - Dicots|
| Carya illinoinensis|
|Natural range of Carya illinoinensis from USDA NRCS Plants Database.|
Subspecies: Hicoria pecan (Marshall); Hicoria texana LeConte; Carya oliviformis (Michx. f.) Nutt.; Carya pecan (Marshall) Engl. & Graebn.
C. illinoinensis is a perennial tree of the Juglandaceae family native to North America. 
C. illinoinensis can be found in the southeastern corner of the United States.  It was originally native to the south-central U.S., but is now more widespread into the southeastern region due to cultivation. 
C. illinoinensis is not fire resistant, and has a low fire tolerance. 
Use by animals
C. illinoinensis is not highly palatable to grazing or browsing animals, but is highly palatable to humans. 
Conservation and Management
Cultivation and restoration
C. illinoinensis is a highly cultivated plant due to its use by humans as food. 
References and notes
- USDA Plant Database https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=CAIL2
- Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
- URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2018. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, R.K. Godfrey. States and counties: Franklin County Florida, Leon County Florida, Gadsden County Florida, Jefferson County Florida, Jackson County Florida, Liberty County Florida, Washington County Florida, Holmes County Florida, Madison County Florida.