Quercus pagoda


Alsogr. Amer., 23. 1838.

Common names: Cherrybark oak
Synonyms: Quercus falcata var. leucophylla (Ashe) E. J. Palmer & Steyermark Quercus falcata var. pagodifolia Elliott Quercus leucophylla (Elliott) Ashe Quercus pagodifolia
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Trees, deciduous, to 40 m. Bark nearly black with narrow and noticeably flaky ridges, often resembling that of wild black cherry, inner bark orange. Twigs yellowish brown, 2-3.5 mm diam., pubescent. Terminal buds light reddish brown, ovoid, 4-9 mm, strongly 5-angled in cross section, puberulent throughout. Leaves: petiole 20-50 mm, glabrate or pubescent. Leaf blade ovate to elliptic or obovate, 90-300 × 60-160 mm, base cuneate to rounded or truncate, margins with 5-11 lobes and 10-25 awns, lobes oblong, rarely falcate, terminal lobe rarely exceeding lateral lobes in length, apex acute; surfaces abaxially pale, tomentose, adaxially glossy, glabrous, secondary veins raised on both surfaces. Acorns biennial; cup saucer-shaped to cup-shaped, 3-7 mm high × 10-18 mm wide, covering 1/3-1/2 nut, outer surface puberulent, inner surface pubescent, scale tips tightly appressed, acute; nut subglobose, 9-15 × 8-16 mm, often striate, puberulent, scar diam. 5-9 mm.

Phenology: Flowering spring.
Habitat: Poorly drained bottoms and mesic slopes
Elevation: 0-300 m


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Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Ky., La., Miss., Mo., N.C., Okla., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Va.


Quercus pagoda is often treated as a variety of Q. falcata; it is quite distinctive, however, both morphologically and ecologically (S. A. Ware 1967; R. J. Jensen 1989).

This species reportedly hybridizes with Q. falcata and Q. phellos (D. M. Hunt 1989).

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Richard J. Jensen +
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Cherrybark oak +
Ala. +, Ark. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Ky. +, La. +, Miss. +, Mo. +, N.C. +, Okla. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Tex. +  and Va. +
0-300 m +
Poorly drained bottoms and mesic slopes +
Flowering spring. +
Alsogr. Amer., +
Endemic +  and Illustrated +
Quercus falcata var. leucophylla +, Quercus falcata var. pagodifolia +, Quercus leucophylla +  and Quercus pagodifolia +
Quercus pagoda +
Quercus sect. Lobatae +
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