Common Name: 
Hickory

About 25 of deciduous trees.  Leaves alternate, compound (odd-pinnate), 3-17 leaflets, opposite, serrate.  Flowers of both sexes on the same tree (monoecious), male (staminate) flowers in pendulous catkins and female (pistillate) flowers in terminal 2-10 flowered spikes.  Fruit globose to oblong, with a husk separating into 4-5 parts; the enclosed nut is smooth or slightly wrinkled (rugose), often angled.
Carya: from the Greek karya, walnut.

Pronunciation: 
KA-ri-a
Family: 
Juglandaceae