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  Quercus pagoda
Author Raf. 1838
Synonyms falcata var. pagodifolia Elliott 1824
rubra var. leucophylla Ashe 1917
leucophylla Ashe 1918
falcata var. leucophylla (Ashe) Palmer & Steyermark 1935
pagodifolia (Elliott) Ashe 1896
Local names swamp spanish oak ; cherrybark oak ; Elliott oak ; bottomland red oak ;
Range Coastal plain of SE United States, to Texas and Missouri; 0-300 m;
Growth habit reaches 36 m tall;
Leaves 8-30 x 5-15 cm; apex acute; base cuneate; 2-3 pairs of lobes at right angle or nearly so (seldom falcate), more regular than those of Q.falcata; hairless, lustrous green above; somewhat glaucous beneath, with silky, yellowish tomentum; petiole 2-5 cm long, thick, slightly pubescent;
Flowers March-April;
Fruits acorn 1-2 cm long; rounded; blackish brown; enclosed 1/3 by cup; cup shallow, pointed at base, with pubescent scales; acorns occur when tree is 25 years old; maturing in 2 years;

Bark, twigs and
buds

bark resembling, on aged plants, cherry's bark (with scales peeling on a smooth trunk); twigs yellowish brown, pubescent; buds light brown, pentagonal in cross section, 4-9 mm long;
Hardiness zone, habitat hardy; all types of soils, prefers moist ones; very fast-growing; propagation by seeds and grafts;
Miscellaneous -- A.Camus : n° 419;
-- section Lobatae ;
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