Quercus montana

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Old specimen, Mount Logan Natural Area of Bald Eagle State Forest, Pennsylvania
Quercus montana


Taxonavigation: Fagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fagales

Familia: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Species: Quercus montana


Quercus montana Willd., 1805


  • Heterotypic
    • Quercus prinus var. lata Aiton, Hort. Kew. 3: 356 (1789).
    • Quercus prinus var. oblongata Aiton, Hort. Kew. 3: 356 (1789).
    • Quercus rubra var. montana Aiton, Hort. Kew. 3: 358 (1789), nom. illeg.
    • Quercus prinus var. monticola Michx., Hist. Chênes Amér. 5(2): 7 (1801).
    • Quercus prinus var. palustris Michx., Hist. Chênes Amér. 5(1): 6 (1801).
    • Quercus pumila Michx., Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 196 (1803), nom. illeg.
    • Quercus carpinifolia Raf., Alsogr. Amer.: 21 (1838).
    • Quercus granulata Raf., Alsogr. Amer.: 21 (1838).
    • Quercus longifolia Raf., Alsogr. Amer.: 21 (1838).
    • Quercus versicolor Raf., Alsogr. Amer.: 20 (1838).
    • Quercus castanea G.B.Emers., Trees Massach.: 137 (1846), nom. illeg.
    • Quercus monticola G.Kirchn. in E.A.Petzold & G.Kirchner, Arbor. Muscav.: 644 (1864).
    • Quercus carolineana Dippel, Handb. Laubholzk. 2: 85 (1891).
    • Quercus prinus f. viridis Trel., Mem. Natl. Acad. Sci. 20: 110 (1924).


Native distribution areas:
Quercus montana
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Eastern USA
      • Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode I., South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. & Frodin, D. 1998. World Checklist and Bibliography of Fagales (Betulaceae, Corylaceae, Fagaceae and Ticodendraceae). VIII + 408 p. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 1-900347-46-6. Reference page
  • Herkert, J.R. & Ebinger, J.E. (eds.) (2002). Endangered and Threatened Species of Illinois: status and distribution 1: 1-161. Endangered species protection board, Springfield, Illinois.
  • Smith, M. & Parker, N. (2005). Quercus montana (Fagaceae), new to Missouri Sida 21: 1921-1922.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Chestnut Oak
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