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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Quercus imbricaria   FAMILY Fagaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus imbricaria   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Quercus imbricaria

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-03-027:
Quercus imbricaria   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Quercus imbricaria

 

COMMON NAME:
Shingle Oak


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image of Quercus imbricaria, Shingle Oak

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_quim_001_lvd

        

image of Quercus imbricaria, Shingle Oak

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_quim_006_lvd

        

image of Quercus imbricaria, Shingle Oak

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_quercus_imbricaria_2

January        

image of Quercus imbricaria, Shingle Oak

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_quercus_imbricaria_3

January        

image of Quercus imbricaria, Shingle Oak

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmqimbricaria_oclr1

May        

image of Quercus imbricaria, Shingle Oak

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmqimbricaria_oclr4

May        

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JK Marlow    s090724_08384

July    Jackson County    NC

Western Carolina University

Leaves unlobed, with a densely pubescent underside, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Quercus imbricaria, Shingle Oak

JK Marlow    jkm090808_035

August    Floyd County    GA

Berry College

Acorn cup covering 1/3-1/2 of nut [those pictured are not mature], per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Quercus imbricaria, Shingle Oak

JK Marlow    jkm090808_041

August    Floyd County    GA

Berry College

Bark gray to blackish, roughly ridged and furrowed, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Quercus imbricaria, Shingle Oak

JK Marlow    jkm090808_045

August    Floyd County    GA

Berry College

Georgia State Champion Tree

image of Quercus imbricaria, Shingle Oak

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_quercus_imbricaria_1

September        

image of Quercus imbricaria, Shingle Oak

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_quercus_imbricaria_4

September        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Quercus imbricaria   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus imbricaria   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Quercus imbricaria

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-03-027:
Quercus imbricaria   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Quercus imbricaria

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1187

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: Rich soils of upper floodplains of rivers and creeks, often at the base of the slope into the upland, also on lower slopes, upland depression swamps, and in drier forests over diabase, limestone, or other calcareous or mafic claypan soils, rarely extending to 5100 feet elevation, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate, 5-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Staminate calyx 2-8 lobed, pistillate calyx 6-lobed
Petals absent
3-12 stamens in staminate flowers

Staminate flowers in clustered drooping catkins

FRUIT:
Fall
Acorn

 

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