|Quercus macrocarpa 'Anton de Bary' Jablonski Journ. Int. Oak Soc., 21: 43 (2010)|
Subgenus Quercus, section Quercus (the white oaks)
Named by Frédéric Tournay, the present curator of the living collections at Strasbourg Botanic Garden, to commemorate Anton de Bary (1831 – 1888), the founding director of that garden.
A selection made at Strasburg Botanical Garden for its fastigiate growth. Leaf blade obovate to narrowly elliptic, 70 - 120 × c. 60 - 130 mm, base cuneate, margins moderately lobed, toothed, deepest sinuses near midleaf. Petiole 12 - 20 mm.. The original tree was possibly planted at the time of the foundation of the garden. In September 2008 the tree was 30 × 10 m., girth 295 cm. at 100 cm. Remaining "undiscovered" for nearly 110 years and for decades wrongly labelled as Quercus macranthera, this oak shows a strong fastigiate growth and thus was selected to be vegetatively propagated. In cultivation in nurseries in France and The Netherlands.
Harold Hillier Herbarium HILL, Standard Specimen No. 6650, Frédéric Tournay 20070007, August 2007.