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Common name

English: Blackjack Oak

German: Schwarz-Eiche


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Fagales (32)

        Family: Fagaceae (23)(family description)

          Genus: Quercus (16)

            Epithet: marilandica (L.) Munchh. (1)

Synonyms: Quercus cuneata Wangenh., Quercus dilatata Raf., Quercus ferruginea F.Michx., Quercus neoashei Bush, Quercus nobilis Mast.

cuneata => wedge-shaped, narrow below and wide above

dilatata => extended, widened into a blade

ferruginea => rust-coloured

marilandica => of or from Maryland, USA

neoashei => in honor of William Willard Ashe (1872-1932), American forester and botanist

nobilis => noble, stately


Climate: temperate

Habit: tree

Flower colour: green

External links

Check for Quercus marilandica at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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