Quercus marilandica Muenchh.

  • 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 marilandica Münchh.

  • Description

    Species Description - Small or medium-sized tree with deeply checked bark and thinly pubescent twigs; buds densely pubescent, 5–8 mm; lvs broadly obovate or triangular- obovate, mostly (6–)10–20(–30) cm and half to fully as wide, shallowly and broadly 3-lobed across the summit, rarely with additional lobes below, sometimes nearly or quite entire, rounded or subcordate at base, brownish-green beneath with minute, closely appressed hairs, rarely softly stellate-tomentose; petioles mostly 0.5–1.5 cm; acorns 1.5–2 cm, the cup turbinate, enclosing half the nut, its scales relatively few and large, sericeous. Dry or sterile, especially sandy soil; s. N.Y. to s. Io., s. to Fla. and Tex. The vegetatively persistent, often locally abundant hybrid with Q. ilicifolia is Q. ×brittonii W. T. Davis.

  • Common Names

    black-jack oak