TOMPKINS COUNTY FLORA
Quercus montanaWilld.
Mitchell NYNYFA TCUSDA NY
accepted accepted == Quercus prinus
Rock Chestnut Oak

Fagaceae

The name Quercus prinus L. is often used for this species. However, the type specimens of Q. prinus are a mixture of both this species, and a related species of chestnut oak often referred to as Q. michauxii (not known from Tompkins County). Jim Hardin (1979, Taxon 28:355) recognized this problem and proposed that the name Q. prinus be considered a nomen ambiguum. The name is now in the process of being officially rejected because of persistent usage for more than one species(Whittemore & Nixon, Taxon, in press). Thus, we use the name Q. montana for the more upland species of our area and the name Q. michauxii for the lowland species that occurs to the southeast of our area.


BH SPECIMENS FOR Quercus montana (this list may be incomplete)
 Ithaca, Cornell Plantations, Arboretum, Schnee Oak Hickory Slope, Ruth Nix, full sun, northeast facing slope, single trunked tree, 30' tall, spread 18', bark very dark brown-black, yellow on new growth, leaves many, slightly lobed, shiny above, matte below, 18 July 2011, Banegas & Reese 97-036B (BH 53213);
 Ithaca, Cornell Plantations, Arboretum, Schnee Oak Hickory Slope, Ruth Nix, full sun, northeast facing slope, single trunked tree, 30 feet tall, spread 17 feet, bark very dark brown, black-yellow on new growth, leaves many, slightly lobed, shiny above, matte below, midrib yellow, younger growth reddish, acorns small, green, 18 July 2011, Banegas & Reese 97-036A (BH 53212);
 Ithaca, Cornell University Plantations, Arboretum, Jackson Grove, Full sun, flat, Multiple trunked tree, 43 ft. tall, spread 30 ft., dbh 48 in. (three trunks together). LEaves dark green above, glaucous below. No acorns visible., 3 Oct 2008, McNaull 78-138*A (BH 1);
 Ithaca, Cornell Plantations, Arboretum, Schnee Oak Hickory Slope, full sun, north facing slope, 17 Sep 2009, McNaull (BH 61568);
 Ithaca, Cornell Plantations, Arboretum, Schnee Oak Hickory Slope, full sun, north facing slope, 17 Sep 2009, McNaull (BH 61570);
 Ithaca, Cornell Plantations, Arboretum, Schnee Oak Hickory Slope, full sun, top of north facing slope, 21 Sep 2009, McNaull (BH 61572);
 Ithaca, above Stewart Avenue, 23 Sep 1914, Thomas 2182 (BH 67098);
 open woods on summit of Connecticut Hill, 12 Oct 1933, Clausen 461 (BH 4457);
 Ithaca, near Cascadilla Place, 1. Flowering branch, May 1872, Dudley (BH 993);
 Ulysses, Taughannock Ravine, albino seedling, 11 Jul 1937, Eames (BH 978);
 Ithaca, Fall Creek Ravine, north slope of creek above Stewart Avenue, dry woods, 28 Jul 1914, Eames 2184 (BH 992);
 Ulysses, edge of upper Taughannock Ravine, narrow-leaved form, 7 Jul 1963, Eames (BH 991);
 Ithaca, Enfield Ravine, low woods, 24 May 1914, Eames & MacDaniels 2181 (BH 988);
 Ithaca, Fall Creek, near railing west of carpenter shop, 24 May 1881, Kilborne (BH 4514);
 Ithaca, Cornell University Campus, by Insectary, 22 May 1914, MacDaniels 2180 (BH 989);
 Ithaca, Cornell Plantations, Arboretum, Schnee Oak Hickory Slope, full sun, north facing slope, 17 Sep 2009, McNaull 97-036B (BH 60057);
 Ithaca, Cornell Plantations, Arboretum, Schnee Oak Hickory Slope, H46, full sun, top of north facing slope, single trunked tree, 24 feet tall, spread 17 feet tall, dbh 8.5 inches, bark deeply furrowed, grey-brown, reddish-brown in furrows, leaves dark green and shiny above, glaucous below, petioles orange-yellow, acorns yellow-green, 21 Sep 2009, McNaull (BH 75697);
 Ithaca, Cornell University Campus, 21 Aug 1920, Muenscher & Bechtel 676 (BH 990);
 Ithaca, near Fall Creek, Fiske-McGraw grounds, 1 Oct 1895, Rowlee (BH 4458);
 Town of Ithaca, Cornell natural area on South Hill close to East King Road. Site also known as South Hill Swamp., In woods., 9 Jun 2016, Tal 9055 (BH 108586);
 Ithaca, Fall Creek Ravine, 22 May 1914, Thomas 2183 (BH 987);
 Town of Ithaca, Buttermilk Falls State Park, ravine to the north of Buttermilk Gorge (Owl Gorge), on shaley talus slope of open Carya-Quercus woodland, on the north side of the gorge, 30 Aug 2001, Werier (BH 4515);
 Ithaca, near Fall Creek Ravine, 1 Jun 1892, Wiegand (BH 986);
 Ithaca, Fiske-McGraw grounds, 13 May 1895, Wiegand (BH 984);
 Ithaca, 13 May 1895, Wiegand (BH 985);

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