Dwarf chinquapin oak

  • Latin name: Quercus prinoides Willd.
  • French name: Chêne nain
  • Taxonomic Serial Number: 19397
Description

Leaves

  • Leaf - dwarf chinquapin oak

Form

  • Principal veins 4–9 per side

Length

  • 5–15 cm

Flowers

Form

  • Pollen flowers small
  • In many-flowered drooping catkins
  • Seed flowers small
  • Solitary or in few-flowered clusters (spikes)

Structure

  • Monoecious

Floral timing

  • With the leaves

Fruits

  • Acorn - dwarf chinquapin oak

Form

  • Cup enclosing about one-half of the acorn

Length

  • Acorns 15–25 mm

Bark

Form

  • Scaly

Colour

  • Light brown

Size

Height

  • A very small tree or spreading shrub

Habitat

Associated species

  • Occurring in colonies on dry slopes

Range

Rare in Canada
Southern Ontario near Grand Bend on Lake Huron
Long Point on Lake Erie
Brantford on the Grand River

Photos
  • Dwarf chinquapin oak
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