Quercus montana

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Quercus montana, Willd. (Q. Prinus var. monticola, Michx. Q. Prinus, Engelm., not Linn.). Chestnut Oak. Rock Chestnut Oak. Fig. 3306. Tree, to 70, or occasionally to 100 ft., with broad, irregular head and dark brown, ridged bark: lvs. slender-stalked, obovate to oblong-lanceolate, coarsely crenulate-toothed, bright or yellowish green above, paler beneath, tomentulose when young, often almost glabrous at length, 5-8 in. long: fr. solitary or in pairs, on peduncles about 1 in. long; acorn ovoid, 1-1 1/2 in. high, embraced about one-third by the cup. Maine and Ont. to Ala. S.S. 8:375, 376. Em. 1:155 (as Q. Castanea) and 156. G.C. III. 14:617. G.F. 1:510.—Handsome oak, growing well in rather dry soil. A hybrid of this species and Q. Robur is Q. Sargentii, Rehd., a tree of vigorous growth with handsome foliage, chiefly distinguished from Q. montana, by the fewer lobes and the auriculate base of the lvs.

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