Castanea sativa Mill.

Sweet chestnut

source: Willow (2007), Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)
source: Willow (2007), Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)


GrinTax Castanea sativa Mill.
The Plant list Castanea sativa Mill.
English name Sweet chestnut

Crop relationship
Sweet chestnut primary genepool

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity naturalized before 1500
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence common
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe originally Mediterranean region, Black Sea and Alpes, naturalized in W- and Central-Europe
Asia naturalized
Africa -
North-America naturalized
South-America -
Australia -
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, August 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.xl2o96
Distribution data GBIF, August 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.xl2o96

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information