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
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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


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




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]


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

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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 Unpublished database of seed dispersal mode of plants found in Coastal Plain longleaf pine-grasslands of the Jones Ecological Research Center, Georgia.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.