- Family: Juglandaceae
- Form: Medium to large deciduous tree, 60-80 ft. tall by 20-30 ft. wide, varying with location and soil type
- Leaves: Alternate, 8-12 in. long, pinnately compound with 5-7 leaflets. Leaflets are glabrous, serrate, elliptic with acuminate apices and slightly oblique bases and measure 2-5 in. long by ½-2 in. wide. Prominent yellow midribs
- Stem/Bark: Stems and terminal buds are smaller than most other hickories. Young bark is smooth and gray, older bark is highly ridged and furrowed
- Flower: Monoecious; Male flowers are 2-3 in. long, pale green, drooping catkins with heavy pollen that is wind dispersed to the female flowers, which are very short and found in terminal clusters; both appear in spring
- Fruit: An oval shaped, slightly flattened nut about 1" long is encased in a dark brown, smooth husk. Splits open slightly when ripe in the fall
- Comments: 6 species of Cayra occur naturally in Florida. C. glabra is found on high and dry sites in central and north Florida, and throughout the eastern U.S.
- Additional Resources: Wikipedia Link