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Full Name: - Quercus phellos

Quercus phellos 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), Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington DC)
USDA Zone 5 to 9
Conservation Status
Rated as Least Concern (LC) in the The Red List of Oaks
Nomenclatural Type
Lectotype: Clayton 780 ["906"] (BM-000051783) See: Reveal & al. in Huntia 7: 233 (1987)
Image of Herbarium Specimen Other than Nomenclatural Type
Illustration of Leaves
Image from stockplant at Pavia Nurseries (Belgium) ©Jan De Langhe, Ghent University Botanical Garden, 2009
Hybrids in this Database
Quercus ×subfalcata Trel. (1917) nom. cons. prop. in prep.
Quercus ×giffordii Trel. (1917)
Quercus ×rudkinii Britton (1882)
Quercus ×capesii W. Wolf (1945)
Quercus ×ludoviciana Sarg. (1913)
Quercus ×schochiana Dieck (1892)
Quercus ×heterophylla F. Michx. (1811)
Quercus ×filialis Little (1943)
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
(Bailey) Manual of Cultivated Plants 2nd. ed. (1949) page 330
(Rehder) Manual of Cultivated Trees and Shrubs, 2nd ed. (1940) page 155
(Jacobson) North American Landscape Trees, (1996) page 557
(Dirr) Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, 5th ed. (1998) page 830
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 1730
(Bean) Trees & Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles, 8th ed. vol. 3 (1976) page 502
(Bean) Trees & Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles, 8th ed. Supplement (1988) page 414
World Economic Plants: a Standard Reference (1999) page 418
Recent Monograph References
(Miller & Lamb) Oaks of North America (1985) page 111
(Hardÿ & Lamant) Guide illustré des Chênes (2006) Volume 2, page 124
(Heathcoat Amory) The Oaks of Chevithorne Barton (2009) page 146 illustrated (leaves, page 147 young tree)