Quercus hemisphaerica Bartram ex Willd.
DARLINGTON OAK
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Quercus hemisphaerica
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Quercus hemisphaerica
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Quercus hemisphaerica

Quercus hemisphaerica
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Quercus hemisphaerica

Quercus hemisphaerica
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 5
Quercus hemisphaerica

Quercus hemisphaerica
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 5
Quercus hemisphaerica

Quercus hemisphaerica
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 5
Quercus hemisphaerica
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Arthoniaceae  Arthonia montagnei @ GAL (2)
Brigantiaeaceae  Brigantiaea leucoxantha @ GAL (1)
Candelariaceae  Candelaria concolor @ GAL (1)
Chrysothricaceae  Chrysothrix xanthina @ GAL (1)
Cimidae  Graphis insidiosa @ GAL (2)

Graphis sp_1 @ GAL (2)
Coccocarpiaceae  Coccocarpia palmicola @ GAL (4)
Collemataceae  Leptogium austroamericanum @ GAL (4)

Leptogium cyanescens @ GAL (6)
Fuscideaceae  Maronea polyphaea @ GAL (1)
Graphidaceae  Graphis scripta @ GAL (3)

Phaeographis dendritica @ GAL (1)

Phaeographis inusta @ GAL (1)

Phaeographis sp_1 @ GAL (2)

Phaeographis sp_2_( @ GAL (2)
Lecanoraceae  Lecanora hybocarpa @ GAL (1)

Pyrrhospora russula @ GAL (1)
Lobariaceae  Lobaria tenuis @ GAL (2)

Sticta beauvoisii @ GAL (1)
Ochrolechiaceae  Ochrolechia africana @ GAL (1)
Parmeliaceae  Bulbothrix goebelii @ GAL (3)

Canoparmelia caroliniana @ GAL (1)

Canoparmelia cryptochlorophaea @ GAL (1)

Flavoparmelia baltimorensis @ GAL (1)

Hypotrachyna osseoalba @ GAL (1)

Myelochroa aurulenta @ GAL (1)

Parmelinopsis minarum @ GAL (2)

Parmotrema praesorediosum @ GAL (1)

Parmotrema reticulatum @ GAL (2)

Parmotrema subisidiosum @ GAL (1)

Parmotrema submarginale @ GAL (1)

Parmotrema subrigidum @ GAL (1)

Parmotrema tinctorum @ GAL (1)
Pertusariaceae  Pertusaria copiosa @ GAL (2)

Pertusaria leioplaca @ GAL (1)

Pertusaria texana @ GAL (1)

Pertusaria trachythallina @ GAL (1)
Phlyctidaceae  Phlyctis ludoviciensis @ GAL (2)
Physciaceae  Dirinaria picta @ GAL (1)

Heterodermia albicans @ GAL (5)

Heterodermia casarettiana @ GAL (1)

Heterodermia speciosa @ GAL (1)

Phaeophyscia rubropulchra @ GAL (1)

Physcia americana @ GAL (1)

Physcia atrostriata @ GAL (2)

Physcia caesia @ GAL (1)

Physcia millegrana @ GAL (1)

Pyxine subcinerea @ GAL (3)
Pyrenulaceae  Pyrenula pseudobufonia @ GAL (2)
Ramalinaceae  Bacidia schweinitzii @ GAL (1)

Phyllopsora corallina @ GAL (1)

Phyllopsora isidiolyta @ GAL (1)

Ramalina montagnei @ GAL (1)
Roccellaceae  Opegrapha sp @ GAL (1)
Stereocaulaceae  Lepraria lobificans @ GAL (1)
Teloschistaceae  Caloplaca flavorubescens @ GAL (1)

Teloschistes exilis @ GAL (1)
Thelotremataceae  Reimnitzia santensis @ GAL (2)

Thelotrema lathraeum @ GAL (1)
Trypetheliaceae  Bathelium carolinianum @ GAL (1)

Trypethelium eluteriae @ GAL (1)

Trypethelium virens @ GAL (1)

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Quercus hemisphaerica W. Bartram ex Willd.
Darlington oak


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Symbol: QUHE2
Group: Dicot
Family: Fagaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Tree
Native Status : L48   N
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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Hamamelididae
Order Fagales
Family Fagaceae – Beech family
Genus Quercus L. – oak
Species Quercus hemisphaerica W. Bartram ex Willd. – Darlington oak

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Quercus hemisphaerica . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Quercus hemisphaerica</i>
W. Bartram ex Willd. var. <i>
hemisphaerica </i>
Quercus hemisphaerica var. hemisphaerica
Darlington oak Distribution of <i>
Quercus hemisphaerica</i>
W. Bartram ex Willd. var. <i>
maritima</i>
(Michx.) C.H. Mull.
Quercus hemisphaerica var. maritima
Darlington oak

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Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Great Plains FACW

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13. Quercus hemisphaerica W. Bartram ex Willdenow, Sp. Pl. 4(1): 443. 1805.

Laurel oak, Darlington oak

Trees , evergreen or tardily deciduous, to 35 m. Bark much like that of Q . laurifolia . Twigs light brown to dark red-brown, 1-2.5 mm diam., glabrous. Terminal buds reddish to purplish brown, ovoid, 2.5-5 mm, glabrous or with ciliate scale margins. Leaves: petiole 1-5(-6) mm, glabrous. Leaf blade narrowly ovate or elliptic to oblanceolate, 30-120 × 10-40 mm, leathery, base obtuse to rounded, rarely attenuate, margins entire or with a few shallow lobes or teeth near apex, awns 1-4 (rarely as many as 8-10 on 2d-flush growth), apex acute or acuminate, occasionally obtuse; surfaces abaxially glabrous, rarely with minute axillary tufts of tomentum, adaxially glabrous. Acorns biennial; cup saucer-shaped to bowl-shaped, rarely turbinate, 3-10 mm high × 11-18 mm wide, covering 1/4-1/3 nut, outer surface puberulent, inner surface pubescent at least 1/2 distance to rim, scales occasionally distinctly tuberculate, tips appressed, acute to obtuse; nut broadly ovoid to hemispheric, 9-16 × 9-16 mm, glabrate, scar diam. 6-9.5 mm.

Flowering spring. Moderately dry sandy soils, scrub sandhills, stream banks, occasionally on hillsides and ravines; 0-150 m; Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tex., Va.

Quercus hemisphaerica flowers about two weeks later than sympatric Q . laurifolia (W. H. Duncan and M. B. Duncan 1988).

Most authors have treated Quercus hemisphaerica as synonymous with Q . laurifolia . M. L. Fernald (1946) carefully examined the situation and concluded that Q . hemisphaerica is a distinct entity, but C. H. Muller (1951) argued that these two taxa "...are now certainly not separable even as varieties of the same species." Later (1970), Muller recanted by recognizing Q . hemisphaerica as a common component of stream terraces along the Gulf Coast.

Quercus hemisphaerica reportedly hybridizes with Q . falcata (C. H. Muller 1970); with Q . arkansana , Q . inopina , Q . marilandica , Q . myrtifolia , Q . nigra , Q . phellos , Q . pumila , and Q . shumardii (D. M. Hunt 1989); and with Q . incana (producing Q . × sublaurifolia Trelease), and Q . laevis (producing Q . × mellichampi Trelease).

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