Quercus muehlenbergii Engelm.

  • Authority

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

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  • Scientific Name

    Quercus muehlenbergii Engelm.

  • Description

    Species Description - Tall tree (to 25 m) with rather thin, gray, flaky bark; lvs densely pubescent or tomentose beneath with fine, horizontally spreading, grayish hairs, lanceolate to narrowly oblong, oblanceolate or obovate, 10–20 cm, broadly cuneate to rounded at base, with 9–14 veins on each side, the veins running straight to the teeth and nearly parallel, the teeth commonly sharp, ascending, and often incurved, each ending in a minute, papilliform projection; acorns sessile or nearly so, 1–2 cm, the cup 1–2 cm wide, its very numerous small scales free at the tip; nut ovoid. In good, chiefly calcareous soils; Vt. to se. Minn. and w. Nebr., s. to n. Fla., Ala., and Tex. (Q. prinoides var. acuminata)

  • Common Names