Quercus prinus L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Quercus prinus L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Tree to 30 m, with thick, deeply furrowed, dark bark; lvs obovate to oblong or even ovate, cuneate to rounded at base, the lower surface green or grayish, thinly pubescent with flatly appressed, spreading, stellate hairs, each margin with 10–15 rather regular, oval, obtuse teeth; acorns 2.5–3.5 cm, the cup hemispheric, 2 cm wide, its comparatively few scales almost completely concrescent, covering a third to half the nut. Dry or moist, upland or rocky woods, chiefly in the Appalachian region and its foothills; Me. to n. Ga., extending to the coast as far s. as Va., and w. to s. Ill. and n. Miss.; disjunct in s. Mich. (Q. montana) The identity of the Linnaean type of Q. prinus is debatable. We here follow current usage.

  • Common Names

    rock chestnut-oak