Cultivated oak apparently common around New Orleans
State - Tennessee
County - Bradley
Identification - Quercus falcata
Location - Forested area beside Cleveland State Community College
Description - Dark shiny green simple leaves with three sharply pointed bristle-tipped lobes, reddish hairs along leaf veins beneath, small acorn, brown-gray bark
Associated species - Carya glabra, Pinus taedia, Pinus virginiana, Liriodendron tulipifera
Date - 19 October 2014
Collector - Lauren S Hanberry
Collection number - 20
Grown out from roots after ~10 yr old fire.
Dry red oak forest?
The family Fagaceae, or beech family, comprises about 600 species of both evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs, which are characterized by alternate simple leaves with pinnate venation, unisexual flowers in the form of catkins, and fruit in the form of cup-like (cupule) nuts. Fagaceous leaves are often lobed and both petioles and stipules are generally present. Fruits lack endosperm and lie in a scaly or spiny husk that may or may not enclose the entire...