OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus michauxii   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Quercus michauxii

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-03-007:
Quercus michauxii   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED & A SOURCE OF CONFUSION) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Quercus prinus

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Chestnut Oak, Basket Oak


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image of Quercus michauxii, Swamp Chestnut Oak, Basket Oak

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_qumi_001_lvd

        

The name "Q. prinus" has nomenclatural priority over either "Q. montana" or "Q. michauxii"...

image of Quercus michauxii, Swamp Chestnut Oak, Basket Oak

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_qumi_004_lvd

        

...but it is not clear which species was intended, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Quercus michauxii, Swamp Chestnut Oak, Basket Oak

JK Marlow    jkm090221_052

February    Richland County    SC

Congaree National Park

Leaves mostly obovate, w rounded teeth, hairs of leaf undersurface in clusters, per Weakley's Flora.


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image of Quercus michauxii, Swamp Chestnut Oak, Basket Oak

JK Marlow    jkm090221_053

February    Richland County    SC

Congaree National Park

Bark thick, light gray, with scaly plates, similar to that of white oak, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Quercus michauxii, Swamp Chestnut Oak, Basket Oak

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_q_michauxii_leaves

September        

Leaves generally broader relative to length than those of Chestnut Oak, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus michauxii   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Quercus michauxii

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-03-007:
Quercus michauxii   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED & A SOURCE OF CONFUSION) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Quercus prinus

 

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Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (rare in Mountains)

Habitat: Bottomland forests, especially in fertile soils of upper terraces where flooded only infrequently and for short periods, upland depression ponds, sometimes on moist lower slopes, 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:
Summer/Fall
Acorn

 

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