Quercus bicolor Willd.

Swamp White Oak

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: Spencer, R. (1997). Fagaceae. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fagales
family       Fagaceae
genus        Quercus L.