Quercus × leana Nutt.
Family: Fagaceae
Quercus × leana image
From Flora of Indiana (1940) by Charles C. Deam
This seems to be a hybrid between Quercus imbricaria and Quercus velutina. I collected it in Lawrence County and Lake County. I also have a specimen collected by Ralph M. Kriebel from a tree in Lawrence County. Recently Kriebel has collected it in Knox County.
Leaves: usually somewhat lobed or wavy but ranging from those of one parent to the other. Characteristics: intermediate of the parents.

Similar species: Quercus x leana is a hybrid of Quercus velutina and Quercus imbricaria. The attributes of the hybrid tend to be intermediate of the parents. See links below for further information on the parents.

Habitat and ecology: Usually where both parents are found.

Occurence in the Chicago region: native

Etymology: Quercus is the Latin name for oak.

Author: The Morton Arboretum