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Common name

English: Black Oak

German: Färber-Eiche, Schwarz-Eiche


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Fagales (32)

        Family: Fagaceae (23)(family description)

          Genus: Quercus (16)

            Epithet: velutina Lam. (1)

Synonyms: Quercus discolor Aiton, Quercus leiodermis Ashe, Quercus missouriensis Ashe, Quercus tinctoria Bartram

discolor => of different or changing colours

leiodermis => smooth epidermis

missouriensis => from or of Missouri State, USA

tinctoria => used for dyeing.

velutina => velvet-like, covered closely with short, soft hairs


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

External links

Check for Quercus velutina at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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