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Full Name: - Quercus nigra

Quercus nigra L. (1753)
Infrageneric Classification
Subgenus Quercus, Section Lobatae
Common Names in this Database
See: R. J. Jensen, Volume 3 of Flora of North America (1997) Page 457
Natural Distribution
USA: (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (US), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia)
USDA Zone 6 to 9
Conservation Status
Rated as Least Concern (LC) in the The Red List of Oaks
Nomenclatural Type
Lectotype: "Quercus (forte) Marilandica, folio trifido ad sassafras accedente" in Catesby, Nat. Hist. Carolina, 1:19, t. 19, 1730 See: Dandy in Sloane Herbarium: 112 (1958)
Illustration of Leaves
Image from a plant at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens (UK) ©Jan De Langhe, Ghent University Botanical Garden, 2009
Synonyms in this Database
Quercus aquatica (Lam.) Walter (1788)
Quercus nana Willd. (1805)
Quercus uliginosa Wangenh. (1787)
Hybrids in this Database
Quercus ×garlandensis E.J. Palmer (1926)
Quercus ×caduca Trel. (1917)
Quercus ×sterilis Trel. (1917)
Quercus ×capesii W. Wolf (1945)
Quercus ×neopalmeri Sudw. (1927)
Quercus ×demareei Ashe (1926)
Main Horticultural References
The European Garden Flora vol. 3 (1989) page 77
The Hillier Manual of Trees & Shrubs, 7th ed. (2002) page 253
Hortus Third (1976) page 935
(Krüssmann) Manual of Cultivated Broad-leaved Trees & Shrubs (in English) vol. 3 (1986) page 98
(Bailey) Manual of Cultivated Plants 2nd. ed. (1949) page 330
(Rehder) Manual of Cultivated Trees and Shrubs, 2nd ed. (1940) page 156
(Jacobson) North American Landscape Trees, (1996) page 556
(Dirr) Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, 5th ed. (1998) page 826
The New Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary of Gardening vol. 3 (1992) page 786
The Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary of Gardening, 2nd ed. vol. 4 (1956) page 1729
(Bean) Trees & Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles, 8th ed. vol. 3 (1976) page 497
(Bean) Trees & Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles, 8th ed. Supplement (1988) page 413
World Economic Plants: a Standard Reference (1999) page 418
Recent Monograph References
(Miller & Lamb) Oaks of North America (1985) page 107
(Hardÿ & Lamant) Guide illustré des Chênes (2006) Volume 2, page 110
(Heathcoat Amory) The Oaks of Chevithorne Barton (2009) page 138 illustrated (foliage)