Shingle Oak Quercus imbricaria Michaux    
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Fagales   >   Family Fagaceae   >   Genus Quercus   

Status:

Shingle Oak is distributed from Iowa south to Louisiana, east to North Carolina, and north to Massachusetts. It is a medium to large tree.

Description:

Leaves are ovate and widest near the middle, with entire margins that may be slightly wavy. The leaf tip has a single bristle. Upper leaf surface is dark green and shiny, lower surface whitish-green. Bark is brown, and, on older trunks, has shallow fissures and low ridges. Acorns occur singly or in pairs. The cup encloses up to half of the nut, with is small and nearly round, brown with faint strips and concentric rings around the apex.

Where to find:

In Maryland, Shingle Oak is local in distribution, occurring in rich woods and bottomlands (Brown and Brown, 1972).

There are 41 records in the project database.

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A Shingle Oak in Howard Co., Maryland (9/28/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Shingle Oak in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/21/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Shingle Oak in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/23/2013). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

Shingle Oak in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/28/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

A Shingle Oak in Howard Co., Maryland (9/28/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Shingle Oak in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/15/2019). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Shingle Oak (underside of leaves) in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/15/2019). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Shingle Oak in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/15/2019). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Shingle Oak acorn in Howard Co., Maryland (9/28/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Shingle Oak in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/5/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Shingle Oak in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/19/2016). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Shingle Oak in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/9/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Shingle Oak with galls of Horned Oak Gall Wasps in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/9/2015). Photo by Jane Hill. (MBP list)


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