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List of Quercus species
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List of Quercus species

Genus Quercus

Section Mesobalanus. Europe, Asia, north Africa. Styles long; acorns mature in 6 months, bitter, inside of acorn shell hairless (closely related to sect. Quercus and sometimes included in it).
Quercus frainetto - Hungarian oak - southeastern Europe
Quercus macranthera - Caucasian oak - western Asia
Quercus pontica - Armenian oak - western Asia
Quercus pyrenaica - Pyreneean oak - southwestern Europe
Quercus vulcanica - Kasnak oak - southwestern Asia

Section Cerris. Europe, Asia, north Africa. Styles long; acorns mature in 18 months, very bitter, inside of acorn shell hairless or slightly hairy.
Quercus calliprinos - Palestine oak # - southwestern Asia
Quercus cerris - Turkey oak - southern Europe
Quercus coccifera - Kermes oak # - southern Europe
Quercus libani - Lebanon oak - southwestern Asia
Quercus macrolepis - Vallonea oak - southwestern Asia
Quercus semecarpifolia - Himalayan oak # - southern Asia
Quercus suber - Cork oak # - southwestern Europe
Quercus trojana - Macedonian oak - southeastern Europe
Quercus variabilis - Chinese cork oak - eastern Asia

Section Protobalanus. Southwest USA & northwest Mexico. Styles short, acorns mature in 18 months, very bitter, inside of acorn shell woolly.
Quercus palmeri - Palmer oak # - southwestern North America
Quercus tomentella - Channel island oak # - southwestern North America
Quercus vacciniifolia - Huckleberry oak # - southwestern North America

Section Lobatae (synonym Erythrobalanus). The red oaks. North, Central & South America. Styles long, acorns mature in 18 months, very bitter, inside of acorn shell woolly.
Quercus canbyi - Canby oak # - Mexico
Quercus coccinea - Scarlet oak - eastern North America
Quercus ellipsoidalis - Northern pin oak - eastern North America
Quercus falcata - Spanish oak, aka Southern red oak - southeastern North America
Quercus humboldtii - South American Oak # - northern South America
Quercus hypoleucoides - Silverleaf oak # - southwestern North America
Quercus imbricaria - Shingle oak - eastern North America
Quercus incana - Bluejack oak - southwestern North America
Quercus kelloggii - California black oak - western North America
Quercus laevis - American turkey oak - southeastern North America
Quercus laurifolia - Laurel oak # - southeastern North America
Quercus marilandica - Blackjack oak - eastern North America
Quercus nigra - Water oak # - eastern North America
Quercus palustris - Pin oak - eastern North America
Quercus phellos - Willow oak - eastern North America
Quercus polymorpha - Coahuila oak # - Mexico
Quercus rhysophylla - Loquat-leaf oak # - Mexico
Quercus rubra - Northern red oak - eastern North America
Quercus shumardii - Shumard oak - eastern North America
Quercus texana - Nuttall's oak - south central North America
Quercus velutina - Black oak - eastern North America
Quercus wislizenii - Interior live oak # - southwestern North America

  • Subgenus Cyclobalanopsis. Cluster-acorn oaks. A large group of evergreen oaks in east Asia with clustered acorns and the scales on the acorn cups in distinct concrescent rings (see photo, top right on the Quercus main page); often treated as a separate genus Cyclobalanopsis.
    Section Cyclobalanopsis.
    • Quercus acuta - Japanese evergreen oak # - eastern Asia
    Quercus glauca - Glaucous-leaf oak # - southeastern Asia
    Quercus kerrii - Kerr's oak # - southeastern Asia
    Quercus myrsinifolia - Bamboo-leaf oak # - eastern Asia

  • Species with evergreen foliage are tagged #. Note that evergreen character has evolved on numerous occasions in Quercus, and does not necessarily indicate that the species concerned are closely related.

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