Chinkapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii)
[ Trees > Hardwoods > Oaks . . . ] Forest Type: Oak-Hickory
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Typically on well drained soil (on ridges, high ground, and so on); often growing with other oaks or with hickories; growing east of the Great Plains.
Stature: 50-70 feet high; to 3 feet in diameter; with a rounded crown; branches short, climbing upwards.
Leaves: 4-7 inches long; flame-shaped or shaped like lengthened eggs; coarsely toothed; thick; shiny yellowish green above, markedly paler or nearly whitish below.
Bark: Grayish; scaly or shallowly furrowed.
Acorns: Sweet; to 3/4 inch long; enclosed about 1/2 in a hairy cup.
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Kuo, M. (2004, January). Chinkapin oak (Quercus muehlenbergii). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/quercus_muehlenbergii.html