Quercus montana L.
Common Name: ROCK CHESTNUT OAK
Synonym: Quercus prinus
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad Tree

Quercus montana bark and old leaves A. A. Reznicek bark and old leaves

Q. prinus of Michigan Flora.

Distributed in dry to mesic forests from the Appalachian region into eastern Ohio. The single known occurrence in Michigan is in the Waterloo Recreation Area, in Washtenaw Co., where first seen in 1971 apparently spreading from plantings.

In Q. montana the bark is dark (as in the Red Oaks), deeply furrowed on old trees, while in Q. muehlenbergii the bark is gray and flaky, as in most White Oaks. Quercus prinus L. is a name recommended for rejection.

Locations

Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 12, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1379.