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What Kind Of Oak Is This?

Posted by blakrab TX (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 16, 14 at 19:49

What type is this?


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RE: What Kind Of Oak Is This?

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


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RE: What Kind Of Oak Is This?

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.


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RE: What Kind Of Oak Is This?

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.


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RE: What Kind Of Oak Is This?

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


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RE: What Kind Of Oak Is This?

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


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RE: What Kind Of Oak Is This?

Check out Quercus x guadalupensis.


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