Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Quercus muhlenbergii Engelm. image
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Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Robert R. Kowal
Family Fagaceae
Quercus muhlenbergii Engelm.
chinkapin oak, chinquapin oak, yellow oak
Quercus: Latin for oak
muhlenbergii: for Gotthilf Henry Ernest Muhlenberg (1753-1815), Luthern pastor in Pennsylvania, distinguished American amateur botanist
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: perennial, deciduous tree to 98' tall, on drier sites sometimes merely a large shrub; gray, thin, flaky to papery bark
Flower: brown to red-brown, roundish buds; flowers late winter into spring
Fruit:1-2 acorns with or without stalks, semi-circular or shallow cup covering 1/4-1/2 of the nut; light brown, oblong to oval nut
Leaf:usually obovate but sometimes lance-like to rounded lance-like in outline, leathery, base blunt to slightly pointed, edges ruffled, toothed to shallowly lobed; underside smooth or light green, upper side dark shiny green
Habitat: mixed woodlands and thickets, often on N-facing slopes; in limestone and calcareous soils

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Flora of North America (off site)
Quercus acuminata (Michx.) Sarg.
Quercus alexanderi Britton
Quercus brayi Small
Quercus muhlenbergii Engelm. f. alexanderi (Britton) Trel.
Quercus prinus L. var. acuminata Michx.
Quercus prinoides Willd. var. acuminata (Michx.) Gleason

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