Fruit: usually top-shaped with loose and hairy scales. Characteristics: intermediate of the parents. Young leaves, branchlets and buds have more hairs than Quercus ellipsoidalis.
Similar species: Quercus x palaeolithicola is a hybrid of Quercus velutina and Quercus ellipsoidalis. 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
Citation: The vPlants Project. vPlants: A Virtual Herbarium of the Chicago Region. http://www.vplants.org
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