I did not get this job because I am a wizard at Oaks and Chestnuts. Rather. I got this job because I had a little extra time and volunteered.
I want to tap the collective expertise out there on the internet.
This specimen is outside the normal range of Q. shumardii.
|Specimen collected from "red speck" in northwest Ingham County, Michigan. Base map from HERE.|
|Lobations not as deep as classic Q. shumardii. This is a big leaf for a mature tree. Photo taken on 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper.|
|Tufts of fuzz in crotch between mid-rib and veins is not typical of Northern Red Oak.|
|Another shot but closer to the tip.|
I need your help. What do you guys think? Q. shumardii? Atypical Q. rubra? Q. rubra with introgression of some Q. shumardii genes?