Quercus breviloba

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Shallow-lobed oak
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Section: Quercus
Species: Q. breviloba
Binomial name
Quercus breviloba
(Torr.) Sarg.

Quercus breviloba, commonly referred to as the shallow-lobed oak, is a species of oak tree[1] that grows in parts of the Southern United States and Northeastern Mexico.

Taxonomy[edit]

Synonymous names for the tree species include Quercus durandii var. breviloba (Torr.) Palmer and Q. sinuata var. breviloba (Torr.) C. H. Mull.[1][2]

Description[edit]

The Quercus breviloba tree grows to a height of 12 m, with an 81 cm diameter at breast height and gray flaking bark.[1] Leaves range from 3-8 cm long by 2-4.5 cm wide, with "broadly rounded and bristless" tips.[1] Leaf shapes are "narrowly obovate to oblanceolate or narrowly elliptic".[1] Twigs are glabrous or may have "scattered hairs".[1] Leaf undersides have "numerous minute sessile stelate hairs with horizonatally spreading rays".[1]

Distribution[edit]

Q. breviloba grows in the states of Oklahoma and Texas,[2][3] and the northern Mexico states of Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Duncan, Wilbur H.; Marion B. Duncan (1988). Trees of the Southeastern United States. Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia Press. p. 275. ISBN 0-8203-1469-2. 
  2. ^ a b "PLANTS Profile for Quercus sinuata var. breviloba (bastard oak)". PLANTS database. USDA. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  3. ^ a b "Quercus durandii var. breviloba information from NPGS/GRIN". USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 

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