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Pin Oak Quercus palustris (Fagaceae) HEIGHT to 26m <br />
Broadly conical deciduous tree with a short bole. BARK Smooth and grey-brown. BRANCHES Numerous, mostly ascending. LEAVES Distinctive: to 12cm long and deeply lobed with bristles at tips of pointed lobes. In summer, leaves are glossy green on both surfaces, palest below; tufts of brownish hairs in vein axils. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Male catkins pendulous, yellowish, opening in early summer. Acorns, to 1.5cm long, partially enclosed in shallow scaly cup. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of E North America. Introduced here for ornament.
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Pin Oak Quercus palustris (Fagaceae) HEIGHT to 26m
Broadly conical deciduous tree with a short bole. BARK Smooth and grey-brown. BRANCHES Numerous, mostly ascending. LEAVES Distinctive: to 12cm long and deeply lobed with bristles at tips of pointed lobes. In summer, leaves are glossy green on both surfaces, palest below; tufts of brownish hairs in vein axils. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Male catkins pendulous, yellowish, opening in early summer. Acorns, to 1.5cm long, partially enclosed in shallow scaly cup. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of E North America. Introduced here for ornament.

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Date: 27 Aug 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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