Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
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Buds & adjacent twig surfaces densely and finely dotted with silvery scales, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
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Bark gray, smooth at first, becoming scaly with long loose strips or plates, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
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Fruit husks are winged and 1-2mm thick, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
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The bronze sheen of the leaflets of this species is diagnostic, per Weakley's Flora.
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Leaves usually have 7-9 leaflets, densely scaly on the lower surface, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
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The nut is ellipsoid, resembling a nutmeg. Husk sutures prominently winged, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.