Medium size deciduous tree to 20 m or so tall, trunk straight. Buds and young growth with brownish hairs. Bark smooth at first, becoming dark and furrowed, underbark yellowish. Leaves mostly 10-20 cm long, leathery, shiny green above, pale yellowish-brown below, lobes 5-7 each with several bristled points. Leaf stalks thick, to 7 cm long. Acorns in 1s and 2s, maturing in 2 seasons, 1-2 cm long, the cup enclosing about half of the acorn, the scales thin and with a fringe of hairs.
E North America
Source of a tanbark and a yellow dye used for printing calico.
Leaves yellowish brown below with at least a few hairs, especially when young.
NSW: Armidale (Centennial Park). VIC: Eaglemont (Christian Brethren Trust, 15 Outlook Dve, 23 m tall in 1982); Melbourne (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Melbourne Gardens), Oak Lawn, leaf stalks short, a putative hybrid).
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.