Quercus laurifolia

Laurel Oak

  • Family: Fagaceae
  • Form: Semi-evergreen canopy tree, reaching 60-80 ft.
  • Leaves: Simple, alternate or spirally arranged at tip, oblanceolate with obtuse apex, entire margins
  • Stem/Bark: Dark grayish to dark brown, furrowed
  • Flower: Monoecious; male catkins pendulous; female catkins axillary
  • Fruit: Acorn, rounded with shallow cup enclosing one-fourth
  • Comments: One of 25 oaks species native to Florida , frequently hybridizes with other Quercus species
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