Quercus alba L.

Common name

English: White Oak

German: Weiß-Eiche


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Fagales (31)

        Family: Fagaceae (22) (family description)

          Genus: Quercus (16)

           Epithet: alba L. (6)

Synonyms: Quercus candida Steud., Quercus nigrescens Raf., Quercus ramosa Dippel, Quercus retusa Raf.

alba => white

nigrescens => turning black, become blackish

ramosa => having many branches

retusa => blunted, with a slight notch at a rounded apex


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

External links

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