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Merel R. Black
Family Fagaceae
Quercus velutina Lam.
black oak
Quercus: Latin for oak
velutina: velvety
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial, deciduous tree to 80' tall; dark brown to black, deeply furrowed bark often with ridges broken into uneven blocks, inner bark yellow or orange
Flower: oval to elliptic, terminal buds obviously 5-angled in cross section; blooms in spring
Fruit:acorns biennial, cup- to turban-shaped cup covering 1/2 of the nut; nut roundish to oval
Leaf:oval to obovate in outline on a long stalk, unequal base blunt to slightly pointed, edges with 5-9 deep lobes and 15-50 sharp points; underside pale green, upper side shiny, dark green
Habitat: dry; slopes, uplands, sandy lowlands, terraces
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Quercus tinctoria W.Bartram
Quercus velutina Lam. f. missouriensis (Sarg.) Trel.
Quercus velutina Lam. var. missouriensis Sarg.

         
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