Quercus laurifolia

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Quercus laurifolia
Quer Laur.jpg
Photo by Chris Evans, University of Illinois, Bugwood.org
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Species: Q. laurifolia
Binomial name
Quercus laurifolia
Michx.
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Natural range of Quercus laurifolia from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common names: Laurel oak, Swamp laurel oak, Diamond oak

Taxonomic notes

Synonym: Quercus obtusa (Willdenow) Ashe

Description

A description of Quercus laurifolia is provided in The Flora of North America.

Distribution

Ecology

Phenology

Q. laurifolia has been observed to flower from March to May, and in August and September.[1]

Seed dispersal

This species is thought to be dispersed by gravity. [2]

Pollination

The following Hymenoptera families and species were observed visiting flowers of Quercus laurifolia at Archbold Biological Station: [3]

Apidae: Apis mellifera

Colletidae: Colletes brimleyi

Conservation and management

Cultivation and restoration

Photo Gallery

References and notes

  1. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 13 DEC 2016
  2. Kirkman, L. Katherine. Unpublished database of seed dispersal mode of plants found in Coastal Plain longleaf pine-grasslands of the Jones Ecological Research Center, Georgia.
  3. Deyrup, M.A. and N.D. 2015. Database of observations of Hymenoptera visitations to flowers of plants on Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA.