Bastard Oak - Durand White Oak
Quercus durandii Buckley
Fagaceae (Beech) Family

This is a rather rare tree of the upper coastal plain from southeastern South Carolina and Georgia westward to southwestern Arkansas and central Texas. It sometimes attains a height of 60 to 80 feet with a trunk diameter of 2 to 3 feet; and has light gray, scaly bark.

The leaves are 2.5 to about 6 inches long and 1 to 3.5 inches wide, obovate or elliptic, entire, or often somewhat 3-lobed on the upper half, rounded at the tip, pointed at the base, and short leaf stalk. The color is yellowish-green above; paler and smooth or nearly so beneath.

The fruit (acorns) are narrowly ovoid, pointed, lustrous chestnut-brown, 1/2 to 3/4 inch long; and are seated in a short-stalked, saucer-like cup.

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