Quercus muehlenbergii, Chinkapin Oak

White Oak Group: acorns mature in 1 year, small ones not present on winter twigs, leaves blunt-lobed, rounded at apex, winter buds generally rounded at apex

Size: tree, 35-50' average height and spread at maturity

Buds: light brown or pale, oval, up to .25" long

Leaves: deciduous, alternate, 4-6.5" long, .33-.5" wide, simple, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, acute or cuminate apex, rounded at base, coarsely toothed with 8-13 pairs of acute or mucronulate teeth, petiole .75" to 1.5" long, shiny dark yellow-green on top, white tomentose underside, yellow-brown fall color

Twigs: smooth, brown, rounded, slender

Flowers: monoecious, male flowers in catkins, females in leaf axils

Fruit: acorn, nearly sessile, globose-ovoid, .75-1" long, half enclosed by thin cap, small scales

Bark: gray, rough, flaky