What Kind Of Oak Is This?

blakrabJanuary 16, 2014

What type is this?

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j0nd03

Quercus lyrata or Quercus macrocarpa maybe? Their ranges don't overlap much in Texas so the location of the tree will help. Also, if I had to put money on that fine specimen, it'd be macrocarpa

This post was edited by j0nd03 on Thu, Jan 16, 14 at 20:48

    Bookmark   January 16, 2014 at 8:37PM
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dricha

The branching looks a little erratic and the leaves superficially look like Q. lyrata but Q. macrocarpa sometimes hybridizes with Q. stellata so...more shots of leaf samples would be helpful.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2014 at 8:27PM
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Tn_Tree_Man(7A)

By the points on the leaf tips it appears to be a species in the red oak group. This would eliminate Q. macrocarpa, lyrata and stellata. Based on the leaf shape and gray bark I say a variety of Southen red oak Q. falcata.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2014 at 6:55AM
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j0nd03

I zoomed in on the picture and don't see any bristles (before I posted the first time) so I am nearly certain it is a white oak relative

    Bookmark   January 18, 2014 at 8:01AM
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poaky1

Is it me or are the twigs "corky" in some places like Macrocarpa would be? Yes, I think leaves look like Lyrata also, though.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2014 at 6:15PM
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dricha

Check out Quercus x guadalupensis.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2014 at 9:28AM
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