Quercus lyrata Walter
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Quercus lyrata, fruit - lateral or general close-up
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Quercus lyrata, fruit - lateral or general close-up

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Quercus lyrata, fruit - lateral or general close-up
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Quercus lyrata, fruit - lateral or general close-up

Quercus lyrata, bark - of a large tree
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Quercus lyrata, bark - of a large tree

Quercus lyrata, whole tree or vine - view up trunk
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Quercus lyrata, whole tree or vine - view up trunk

Quercus lyrata, leaf - margin of upper + lower surface
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Quercus lyrata, leaf - margin of upper + lower surface

Quercus lyrata, leaf - whole upper surface
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Quercus lyrata, leaf - whole upper surface
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Achilidae  Catonia @ MEMU_ENT (1)
Aphididae  Myzocallis ( @ AMNH_PBI (3)
Cicadellidae  Alebra aurea @ MEMU_ENT (2)

Empoasca fabae @ III (1)

Erasmoneura vulnerata @ III (1)

Eratoneura acantha @ III (9)

Eratoneura accola @ III (1)

Eratoneura adunca @ III (2)

Eratoneura affinis @ III (12)

Eratoneura alloplana @ III (1)

Eratoneura basilaris @ III (1)

Eratoneura bigemina @ III (2)

Eratoneura bispinosa @ III (1)

Eratoneura brevipes @ III (4)

Eratoneura campora @ III (2)

Eratoneura carmini @ III (82)

Eratoneura contracta @ III (1)

Eratoneura curta @ III (1)

Eratoneura curvata @ III (1)

Eratoneura delongi @ III (6)

Eratoneura ellisi @ III (2)

Eratoneura era @ III (1)

Eratoneura externa @ III (1)

Eratoneura firma @ III (63)

Eratoneura gemina @ III (29)

Eratoneura gemoides @ III (6)

Eratoneura gilesi @ III (9)

Eratoneura haysensis @ III (1)

Eratoneura hymac @ III (1)

Eratoneura igella @ AMNH_IZC (1); III (3)

Eratoneura immota @ III (1)

Eratoneura impar @ III (1)

Eratoneura inepta @ III (6)

Eratoneura knullae @ III (34)

Eratoneura lawsoni @ III (1)

Eratoneura longa @ III (8)

Eratoneura lucyae @ III (14); AMNH_IZC (1); NCSU (1)

Eratoneura maga @ III (26); AMNH_IZC (2)

Eratoneura millsi @ III (5)

Eratoneura minor @ III (1)

Eratoneura mirifica @ III (6)

Eratoneura misera @ III (1)

Eratoneura parva @ III (6)

Eratoneura parvipes @ III (1)

Eratoneura patris @ III (1)

Eratoneura prolixa @ III (2)

Eratoneura propria @ III (1)

Eratoneura restricta @ III (3)

Eratoneura richardsi @ III (3)

Eratoneura staminea @ III (1)

Eratoneura stephensoni @ III (1)

Eratoneura tammina @ III (7)

Eratoneura triangulata @ III (2)

Eratoneura turgida @ III (1)

Eratoneura ungulata @ III (1)

Eratoneura unica @ III (1)

Eratoneura usitata @ III (2)

Erythridula cornipes @ III (1)

Erythridula cruciformis @ III (1)

Erythridula cuneata @ III (1)

Erythridula enata @ III (1)

Erythridula falcata @ III (1)

Erythridula jocosa @ III (1)

Erythridula kanza @ III (1)

Erythridula lasteri @ III (2)

Erythridula lyratae @ AMNH_IZC (5); III (33)

Erythridula magnacalx @ AMNH_IZC (2)

Erythridula obliqua @ III (1)

Erythridula scissa @ III (1)

Erythridula volucris @ III (6)

Erythroneura bakeri @ III (1)

Erythroneura calycula @ III (1)

Erythroneura delicata @ III (1)

Erythroneura octonotata @ III (1)

Erythroneura omaska @ III (1)

Erythroneura tricincta @ III (1)

Erythroneura vitis @ III (1)

Hymetta balteata @ III (1)

Scaphytopius ( @ MEMU_ENT (1)

Zyginama rossi @ III (1)
Derbidae  Cedusa @ MEMU_ENT (11)

Otiocerus degeeri @ MEMU_ENT (1)

Otiocerus wolfii @ MEMU_ENT (2)
Erysiphaceae  Microsphaera alni @ BPI (1)

Microsphaera quercina @ BPI (1)

Microsphaera @ BPI (1)
Flatidae  Ormenis chloris @ MEMU_ENT (1)

Ormenoides venusta @ MEMU_ENT (2)
Fomitopsidaceae  Daedalea quercina @ BPI (1)
Membracidae  Cyrtolobus pallidifrontis @ UDCC_TCN (8)

Xantholobus muticus @ NCSU (2)
Microstromataceae  Microstroma album @ 408063A (1); 408063B (1)
Parmeliaceae  Parmotrema ultralucens @ GAL (1)
Steccherinaceae  Irpex tabacinus @ BPI (2)

Odontia hydnoides @ BPI (1)
Stereaceae  Stereum fasciatum @ BPI (1)
Xylariaceae  Hypoxylon truncatum @ BPI (3)

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Quercus lyrata Walter
overcup oak

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Symbol: QULY
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 lyrata Walter – overcup oak

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48. Quercus lyrata Walter, Fl. Carol. 235. 1788.

Overcup oak

Quercus bicolor Willdenow var. lyrata (Walter) Dippel

Trees , deciduous, to 20 m. Bark light gray, tinged with red, with thick plates underlying scales. Twigs grayish or reddish, (2-)3(-4) mm diam., villous, soon glabrate. Buds 3 mm, gray-puberulent. Leaves: petiole 8-20(-25) mm. Leaf blade obovate or broadly obovate, 100-160(-200) × 50-100(-120) mm, base narrowly cuneate to acute, margins moderately to deeply lobed, lobes somewhat to sharply angular or spatulate, often with 2-3 teeth, sinuses nearly to midrib, secondary veins arched, divergent, (3-)5-7 on each side, apex broadly rounded or ovate; surfaces abaxially light green or somewhat glaucous, tomentose, tomentum persisting or soon falling, adaxially dark green or dull gray, sparsely puberulent to glabrate. Acorns 1-2 on axillary peduncles to 40 mm; cup goblet-shaped, burlike, or spheroid, 15-20 mm deep × 20-30 mm wide, usually completely enclosing nut or merely apex visible, rarely enclosing only 1/2 nut, orifice smaller than nut diameter, often splitting irregularly at maturity, scales closely appressed, especially about margin, laterally connate, broadly triangular, keeled-tuberculate, finely grayish tomentose; nut light brown or grayish, ovoid-ellipsoid or oblong, (15-)25-50 × (10-)20-40 mm, finely puberulent or floccose. Cotyledons distinct.

Flowering spring. Bottoms, lowlands, wet forest, streamside forests, swamp forests, periodically inundated areas; 0-200 m; Ala., Ark., Del., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Ky., La., Md., Miss., Mo., N.J., N.C., Okla., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Va.

The large acorns with hardened cups that enclose all or most of the nut are diagnostic.

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Quercus lyrata
Quercus lyrata
Overcup Oak
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Overcup Oak
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