Deciduous tree to 20 m or so tall. Bark greyish, furrowed. Young shoots hairy at first. Leaves obovate, mostly 9-15 cm long, 4-7 cm wide; margin with up to 6-8 (-10) pairs of shallow teeth or lobes, dark green and shiny above, grey with dense covering of star-shaped hairs below (hand lens); tip rounded or pointed, base tapering; colouring yellowish in autumn. Leaf stalk mostly 1-2 cm long, yellowish. Acorns 1-3 together, each 2-3 cm long on thin stalks to 8 cm long, enclosed about one third within the cup which has many hairy, closely packed scales.
NE North America
An important timber and source of fuel.
Leaves dark above, densely grey velvety-hairy below with 6-8 (-10) shallow, rounded teeth; acorns on long, slender stalks.
ACT: Forrest (National Circuit between Hobart Ave and Franklin St). NSW: Sydney (Royal Botanic Garden Sydney). VIC: Ballarat (Lake Wendouree opposite 307 Wendouree Pde); Hamilton (Hamilton Botanic Gardens); Kyneton (Kyneton Botanic Gardens); Melbourne (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Melbourne Gardens), Oak Lawn, herbarium specimen taken from this tree in 1896); St Kilda East (Alma Park east); Werribee (Werribee Park, finest in state, 19 m tall in 1985).
Source: (1997). Fagaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.