Overcup Oak (Quercus lyrata)
[ Trees > Hardwoods > Oaks . . . ] Forest Type: Southern Hardwood Swamp
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: In moist soil in bottomlands and swamps; southeastern in distribution.
Stature: 40-60 feet high; to 3 feet in diameter; with crooked branches; with a rounded, open crown.
Leaves: 6-10 inches long; with 5-9 lobes; indentations irregular, wide, both shallow and deep; dark green above; paler green below.
Bark: Grayish; composed of loose plates.
Acorns: Sweet; to 1 inch long; nearly round; enclosed nearly completely in a tightly scaly cup that is not fringed, prominently hairy, or shaggy (compare with bur oak acorns).
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Kuo, M. (2005, August). Overcup oak (Quercus lyrata). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/quercus_lyrata.html