Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales
Genus: Quercus Subgenus: Quercus Section: Quercus (white oaks)
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Three oak taxa are popularly considered representative of or allied to the Durand oak species complex. Taxonomic disagreement regarding the parameters of each taxon, whether deserving of specific, varietal, or synonymous status, has been ongoing since the beginning of the 19th century.... Read more in Revisiting the Taxonomic and Nomenclatural Problems of the Quercus sinuata Complex.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Quercus sinuata var. breviloba
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Leaf shape variable, from wavy-margined to entire, lobes rounded to acute, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004).
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Acorn cup thin, very shallow, covering 1/4 or less of nut, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004).
Native: Western US
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Staminate calyx 2-8 lobed, pistillate calyx 6-lobed
3-12 stamens in staminate flowers
Staminate flowers in clustered drooping catkins
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America (Stein, Binion, & Acciavatti, 2003) p094
- Trees of the Southeastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1988) p275
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004) p280
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