Handbook of Nebraska Trees; A Guide to the Native and Most Important Introduced Species

Handbook of Nebraska Trees; A Guide to the Native and Most Important Introduced Species

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...leathery, dark and shiny above, pale and more or less hairy beneath, in late autumn turning dull red, dark orange color or brown and falling gradually during the winter; the lobes more or less coarse-toothed, each tooth bristle-tipped. Petioles stout, yellow, 3-6 inches long, smooth or hairy. Buds ovate to conical, strongly angled, gradually narrowed and obtuse at the apex, hoary-hairy, i4-% inch long. Flowers and Fruits: Flowers produced in May as the leaves are developing, the staminate in hairy catkins 4-6 inches long; calyx 3-4lobed, lobes acute, reddish, haflry; corolla 0; stamens 4-5, yellow; pistillate flowers on short hairy stalks in the axils of the young leaves, solitary or in pairs, reddish; stigmas 3, divergent, red. Acorns maturing at the close of the second season, short-stalked or stalkless, solitary or in pairs; acorn thin; cup top-shaped or cup-shaped, inclosing about one-half of the acorn; scales of the cup thin, light or dark brown, hoary, downy on the inner surface; acorn inch long, reddish-brown, often soft-hairy, especially below, ovate, oblong or hemispherical, broad and rounded at the base, full and rounded at the apex. Bark, Twigs and Wood: Bark of young twigs at first scurfy scaly, later smooth, dark reddish-brown, or mottled gray, thick and nearly black on old trunks, deeply furrowed and often scaly with closely appressed, plate-like scales; inner bark thick, yellow, very bitter, abounds in tannic acid. The wood is hard, heavy, strong, coarse-grained, bright red-brown with thin, paler sapwood, of little value except as fuel. Distribution in the State: Black oak is fairly common in the Missouri forests from which it has entered this state at the southeastern corner and is now found along the Missouri river and...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236868196
  • 9781236868190