Corylus avellana L.

Common hazel

source: MPF (2004), Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)
source: MPF (2004), Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)


GrinTax Corylus avellana L.
The Plant list Corylus avellana L.
English name Common hazel

Crop relationship
Hazelnut primary genepool
Turkish hazel secondary genepool

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
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 not in the northern parts
Asia from the west till Caspian Sea
Africa -
North-America -
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, December 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.18cy3q
Distribution data GBIF, December 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.18cy3q

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information