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Quercus  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 19276

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): chne [French]
 
    oak [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2011   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae   
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
          SuperdivisionEmbryophyta   
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanrogames  
                   ClassMagnoliopsida   
                      SuperorderRosanae   
                         OrderFagales   
                            FamilyFagaceae   
                               GenusQuercus L. – chne, oak  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Quercus acerifolia (E.J. Palmer) Stoynoff & W.J. Hess – mapleleaf oak 
                                  Species Quercus X acutidens Torr.  
                                  Species Quercus acutissima Carruth. – sawtooth oak 
                                  Species Quercus agrifolia Ne – California live oak, coast live oak 
                                  Species Quercus ajoensis C.H. Mull. – Ajo Mountain scrub oak 
                                  Species Quercus alba L. – chne blanc, white oak 
                                  Species Quercus X alvordiana Eastw. (pro sp.) – Alvord's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X anceps E.J. Palmer  
                                  Species Quercus arizonica Sarg. – Arizona white oak 
                                  Species Quercus arkansana Sarg. – Arkansas oak 
                                  Species Quercus X asheana Little  
                                  Species Quercus X atlantica Ashe (pro sp.) – Atlantic oak 
                                  Species Quercus austrina Small – bastard white oak 
                                  Species Quercus X beadlei Trel. – Beadle's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X beaumontiana Sarg. – Beaumont's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X bebbiana C.K. Schneid. – Bebb's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X beckyae Gaynor – Becky's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X benderi Baen. – Bender's oak 
                                  Species Quercus berberidifolia Liebm. – scrub oak 
                                  Species Quercus X bernardiensis W. Wolf (pro sp.) – Bernard's oak 
                                  Species Quercus bicolor Willd. – swamp white oak, chne bicolore 
                                  Species Quercus X bimundorum E.J. Palmer – oak 
                                  Species Quercus X blufftonensis Trel. – Bluffton's oak 
                                  Species Quercus boyntonii Beadle – Boynton's sand post oak, Boynton's oak 
                                  Species Quercus brantii Lindl. – Brant's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X brittonii W.T. Davis (pro sp.) – Britton's oak 
                                  Species Quercus buckleyi Nixon & Dorr – Buckley's oak, Texas oak 
                                  Species Quercus X burnetensis Little – Burnet's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X bushii Sarg. – Bush's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X byarsii Sudw. ex Trel. – Byars' oak 
                                  Species Quercus X caduca Trel. – oak 
                                  Species Quercus X caesariensis Moldenke – Caesar's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X capesii W. Wolf – cape oak 
                                  Species Quercus carmenensis C.H. Mull. – Mexican oak 
                                  Species Quercus cedrosensis C.H. Mull. – Cedros Island oak 
                                  Species Quercus cerris L. – European turkey oak 
                                  Species Quercus chapmanii Sarg. – Chapman's oak 
                                  Species Quercus chenii Nakai – xiao ye li 
                                  Species Quercus chihuahuensis Trel. – Chihuahuan oak 
                                  Species Quercus chrysolepis Liebm. – canyon live oak 
                                  Species Quercus coccinea Mnchh. – scarlet oak 
                                  Species Quercus X cocksii Sarg. – Cocks' oak 
                                  Species Quercus X columnaris Laughlin – column oak 
                                  Species Quercus X comptoniae Sarg. – Compton's oak 
                                  Species Quercus copeyensis C.H. Mull.  
                                  Species Quercus cornelius-mulleri Nixon & K.P. Steele – Muller oak 
                                  Species Quercus X cravenensis Little – oak 
                                  Species Quercus X deamii Trel. – Deam's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X demareei Ashe – oak 
                                  Species Quercus dentata Thunb. – Daimyo oak 
                                  Species Quercus depressipes Trel. – Mexican dwarf oak, Davis Mountain oak 
                                  Species Quercus X discreta Laughlin – discreet oak 
                                  Species Quercus X diversiloba Tharp ex A. Camus – manylobed oak 
                                  Species Quercus douglasii Hook. & Arn. – blue oak 
                                  Species Quercus dumosa Nutt. – Nuttall's scrub oak, coastal sage scrub oak 
                                  Species Quercus durandii Buckley  
                                  Species Quercus durata Jeps. – leather oak 
                                  Species Quercus X egglestonii Trel. – Eggleston's oak 
                                  Species Quercus ellipsoidalis E.J. Hill – northern pin oak 
                                  Species Quercus emoryi Torr. – Emory's oak 
                                  Species Quercus engelmannii Greene – Engelmann's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X eplingii C.H. Mull. – Epling's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X exacta Trel. – oak 
                                  Species Quercus falcata Michx. – southern red oak 
                                  Species Quercus X faxonii Trel. – Faxon's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X fernaldii Trel. – Fernald's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X fernowii Trel. – Fernow's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X filialis Little – oak 
                                  Species Quercus X fontana Laughlin – Fontana's oak 
                                  Species Quercus frainetto Ten. – Italian oak 
                                  Species Quercus fusiformis Small – Texas live oak, escarpment live oak, plateau oak, live oak 
                                  Species Quercus gambelii Nutt. – Gambel's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X ganderi C.B. Wolf – Gander's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X garlandensis E.J. Palmer – Garland's oak 
                                  Species Quercus garryana Douglas ex Hook. – Oregon white oak 
                                  Species Quercus geminata Small – sand live oak 
                                  Species Quercus georgiana M.A. Curtis – Georgia oak 
                                  Species Quercus X giffordii Trel. – Gifford's oak 
                                  Species Quercus glauca Thunb. – ring-cup oak 
                                  Species Quercus graciliformis C.H. Mull. – Chisos oak, slender oak 
                                  Species Quercus X grandidentata Ewan (pro sp.) – largeleaf oak 
                                  Species Quercus gravesii Sudw. – Graves' oak, Chisos red oak 
                                  Species Quercus grisea Liebm. – gray oak 
                                  Species Quercus X guadalupensis Sarg. – Guadalupe oak 
                                  Species Quercus X harbisonii Sarg. – Harbison's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X hastingsii Sarg. – Hastings' oak 
                                  Species Quercus havardii Rydb. – Havard's oak, sand shinnery oak, sand shinoak, Havard's shinnery oak 
                                  Species Quercus X hawkinsiae Sudw. – Hawkins' oak 
                                  Species Quercus hemisphaerica Bartram ex Willd. – Darlington's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X heterophylla F. Michx. (pro sp.) – oddleaf oak 
                                  Species Quercus hinckleyi C.H. Mull. – Hinckley oak, Hinckley's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X howellii Tucker – Howell's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X humidicola E.J. Palmer – oak 
                                  Species Quercus hypoleucoides A. Camus – silverleaf oak 
                                  Species Quercus ilex L. – holly oak 
                                  Species Quercus ilicifolia Wangenh. – bear oak 
                                  Species Quercus imbricaria Michx. – shingle oak 
                                  Species Quercus incana W. Bartram – bluejack oak 
                                  Species Quercus X incomita E.J. Palmer – oak 
                                  Species Quercus X inconstans E.J. Palmer – oak 
                                  Species Quercus infectoria Olivier – aleppo oak 
                                  Species Quercus inopina Ashe – sandhill oak 
                                  Species Quercus intricata Trel. – coahuila scrub oak, dwarf oak 
                                  Species Quercus X introgressa P.M. Thomson – oak 
                                  Species Quercus ithaburensis Decne.  
                                  Species Quercus X jackiana C.K. Schneid. – jack oak 
                                  Species Quercus john-tuckeri Nixon & C.H. Mull. – Tucker's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X jolonensis Sarg. – Jolon's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X joorii Trel. – Jorr's oak 
                                  Species Quercus kelloggii Newberry – California black oak 
                                  Species Quercus laceyi Small – Lacey's oak 
                                  Species Quercus laevis Walter – turkey oak 
                                  Species Quercus laurifolia Michx. – laurel oak 
                                  Species Quercus X leana Nutt. (pro sp.) – oak 
                                  Species Quercus lobata Ne – California white oak, valley oak 
                                  Species Quercus X ludoviciana Sarg. – oak 
                                  Species Quercus lyrata Walter – overcup oak 
                                  Species Quercus X macdonaldii Greene & Kellogg (pro sp.) – MacDonald's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X macnabiana Sudw. – MacNab's oak 
                                  Species Quercus macrocarpa Michx. – bur oak 
                                  Species Quercus margarettae (Ashe) Small – runner oak, sand post oak 
                                  Species Quercus marilandica Mnchh. – blackjack oak 
                                  Species Quercus X megaleia Laughlin – oak 
                                  Species Quercus X mellichampii Trel. ex Sarg. – Mellichamp's oak 
                                  Species Quercus michauxii Nutt. – swamp chestnut oak 
                                  Species Quercus minima (Sarg.) Small – dwarf live oak 
                                  Species Quercus mohriana Buckley ex Rydb. – Mohr's oak, Mohr's shinoak 
                                  Species Quercus mongolica Fisch. ex Ledeb. – Mongolian oak 
                                  Species Quercus montana Willd. – chestnut oak 
                                  Species Quercus X moreha Kellogg (pro sp.) – oracle oak 
                                  Species Quercus X moultonensis Ashe (pro sp.) – Moulton's oak 
                                  Species Quercus muehlenbergii Engelm. – chinkapin oak 
                                  Species Quercus X munzii J.M. Tucker – Munz's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X mutabilis E.J. Palmer & Steyerm. – oak 
                                  Species Quercus myrtifolia Willd. – myrtle oak 
                                  Species Quercus X neopalmeri Sudw. – oak 
                                  Species Quercus X neotharpii A. Camus – oak 
                                  Species Quercus X nessiana E.J. Palmer – Ness's oak 
                                  Species Quercus nigra L. – water oak 
                                  Species Quercus oblongifolia Torr. – Mexican blue oak 
                                  Species Quercus oglethorpensis W.H. Duncan – Oglethorpe oak 
                                  Species Quercus X organensis Trel. – organ oak 
                                  Species Quercus X oviedoensis Sarg. – oak 
                                  Species Quercus pacifica Nixon & C.H. Mull. – Channel Island scrub oak 
                                  Species Quercus pagoda Raf. – cherrybark oak, Texas oak 
                                  Species Quercus X palaeolithicola Trel. – oak 
                                  Species Quercus palmeri Engelm. – Palmer's oak 
                                  Species Quercus palustris Mnchh. – pin oak 
                                  Species Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl. – durmast oak 
                                  Species Quercus phellos L. – willow oak 
                                  Species Quercus X podophylla Trel. – oak 
                                  Species Quercus polymorpha Schltdl. & Cham. – netleaf white oak 
                                  Species Quercus prinoides Willd. – dwarf chinquapin oak, dwarf chinkapin oak 
                                  Species Quercus X pseudomargaretta Trel. (pro sp.) – false sand post oak 
                                  Species Quercus pumila Walter – running oak 
                                  Species Quercus pungens Liebm. – pungent oak, sandpaper oak 
                                  Species Quercus X rehderi Trel. – Rehder's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X riparia Laughlin – riparian oak 
                                  Species Quercus X robbinsii Trel. – Robbins' oak 
                                  Species Quercus robur L. – English oak 
                                  Species Quercus robusta C.H. Mull. – robust oak 
                                  Species Quercus X rolfsii Small (pro sp.) – Rolfs' oak 
                                  Species Quercus rubra L. – northern red oak 
                                  Species Quercus X rudkinii Britton (pro sp.) – Rudkin's oak 
                                  Species Quercus rugosa Ne – netleaf oak 
                                  Species Quercus X runcinata (A. DC.) Engelm. – oak 
                                  Species Quercus sadleriana R. Br. ter – deer oak 
                                  Species Quercus X sargentii Rehder – Sargent's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X saulii C.K. Schneid. – Saul's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X schochiana Dieck ex Palmer – oak 
                                  Species Quercus X schuettei Trel. – oak 
                                  Species Quercus serrata Murray – bao li 
                                  Species Quercus shumardii Buckley – Shumard's oak 
                                  Species Quercus similis Ashe – bottomland post oak, delta post oak 
                                  Species Quercus X smallii Trel. – Small's oak 
                                  Species Quercus stellata Wangenh. – post oak 
                                  Species Quercus X stelloides E.J. Palmer – oak 
                                  Species Quercus X sterilis Trel. – oak 
                                  Species Quercus X sterrettii Trel.  
                                  Species Quercus X subconvexa Tucker – oak 
                                  Species Quercus suber L. – cork oak 
                                  Species Quercus X subfalcata Trel. – oak 
                                  Species Quercus X subintegra (Engelm.) Trel. – oak 
                                  Species Quercus X sublaurifolia Trel.  
                                  Species Quercus X substellata Trel. – oak 
                                  Species Quercus tardifolia C.H. Mull. – Chisos Mountains oak, lateleaf oak 
                                  Species Quercus texana Buckley – Texas red oak, Nuttall's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X tharpii C.H. Mull. (pro sp.) – Tharp's oak 
                                  Species Quercus tomentella Engelm. – island oak, island live oak 
                                  Species Quercus X tottenii Melvin – Totten's oak 
                                  Species Quercus toumeyi Sarg. – Toumey's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X townei E.J. Palmer – Towne's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X tridentata (Engelm. ex A. DC.) Trel. (pro sp.) – tridentata oak 
                                  Species Quercus turbinella Greene – turbinella oak, scrub oak, shrub live oak, Sonoran scrub oak 
                                  Species Quercus X undulata Torr.  
                                  Species Quercus vacciniifolia Kellogg – huckleberry oak 
                                  Species Quercus X vaga E.J. Palmer & Steyerm. – oak 
                                  Species Quercus variabilis Blume – Chinese cork oak 
                                  Species Quercus vaseyana Buckley – sandpaper oak 
                                  Species Quercus velutina Lam. – black oak 
                                  Species Quercus X venulosa Ashe – oak 
                                  Species Quercus viminea Trel. – Sonoran oak 
                                  Species Quercus virginiana Mill. – live oak 
                                  Species Quercus X wagneri Gaynor – Wagner's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X walteriana Ashe – Walter's oak 
                                  Species Quercus X willdenowiana (Dippel) Beissner, Schelle & Zabel (pro sp.) – Willdenow's oak 
                                  Species Quercus wislizeni A. DC. – interior live oak 
       

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  Source: Fagales of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Quercus   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
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  Reference for: Quercus   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Quercus   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
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