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Quercus prinus

Quercus prinus L.

Quercus montana Willd.

Chestnut Oak

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderFagalesBirch, she-oak, beech, walnut, bayberry, others
FamilyFagaceaeBeech familhy
GenusQuercusLatin for “oak”
SpeciesprinusLatin for “acorn”

About plant names...

Chestnut oaks are natives of the eastern United States.

Identification: Trees reach about 80' (24 m). Leaves are 4-9" (10-22 cm) long, narrow, with many small, rounded indentations rather than lobes. Acorns are 1-1½" (2.5-3.8 cm) long, bright chestnut brown, with a thin, warty cap that covers about a third of the nut. See the Quercus comparison table.

Online References:

Quercus prinus on Carolina Nature, from Will Cook

Quercus prinus at the Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

Quercus prinus on Wikipedia

Quercus prinus at the USDA Forest Service's Silvics of North America site

Quercus prinus at the Vanderbilt University Bioimages web site

Quercus prinus at the University of Florida Environmental Horticulture site

Quercus prinus at the University of Connecticut Plant Database

Quercus prinus on the USDA Forest Service's Fire Effects Information Database

Quercus prinus on Plants for a Future, a resource and information centre for edible and otherwise useful plants

Quercus prinus (Chestnut Oak)

5/21/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, MA
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm) ID is uncertain

Quercus prinus (Chestnut Oak)

5/21/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, MA
≈ 9 × 14" (23 × 35 cm) ID is uncertain

Quercus prinus (Chestnut Oak)

10/2/2010 · Raymondskill Falls, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, PA
≈ 3½ × 3" (9.7 × 8.2 cm) ID is uncertain

Quercus prinus (Chestnut Oak)

7/4/2011 · Mike and Ellen’s, Milford, PA
≈ 9 × 7" (21 × 17 cm) ID is uncertain

Quercus prinus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Quercus prinus (Chestnut Oak)

10/2/2010 · Raymondskill Falls, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, PA
≈ 4 × 3" (10 × 8.1 cm) ID is uncertain

Quercus prinus (Chestnut Oak)

10/2/2010 · Raymondskill Falls, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, PA
≈ 4 × 3" (10 × 8.3 cm) ID is uncertain

Quercus prinus (Chestnut Oak)

10/2/2010 · Hackers Trail, Cliff Park, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, PA
≈ 14 × 9" (35 × 23 cm) ID is uncertain

Quercus prinus (Chestnut Oak)

10/2/2010 · Hackers Trail, Cliff Park, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, PA
≈ 6 × 9" (15 × 23 cm) ID is uncertain

Quercus prinus (Chestnut Oak)

9/19/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Hollis, NH
≈ 11 × 7" (27 × 18 cm) ID is uncertain

Quercus prinus (Chestnut Oak)

7/4/2011 · Mike and Ellen’s, Milford, PA
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 14 cm) ID is uncertain

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