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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fagales

Familia: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Species: Quercus × bebbiana
Name

Quercus × bebbiana C.K.Schneid.
Parentage

Quercus alba × Quercus macrocarpa
References

Illustriertes Handbuch der Laubholzkunde ... Jena 1:201. 1904
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Quercus × bebbiana in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Quercus × bebbiana (or Quercus bebbiana), known as Bebb's oak, is a naturally occurring hybrid of white oak (Quercus alba) and burr oak (Quercus macrocarpa). It occurs where their ranges overlap in the eastern United States and eastern Canada.[2] It was named for Michael Schuck Bebb (1833–1895), an Illinois botanist who specialized in willows (Salix).[3]

A tree reaching 15 m, and available from specialty nurseries, its acorns are sweet enough to be palatable to humans.[4]

References

Ill. Handb. Laubholzk. 1: 201 (1904)
"Quercus × bebbiana C.K.Schneid". Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
Wilhelm, Gerould; Rericha, Laura (2017). Flora of the Chicago Region: A Floristic and Ecological Synthesis. Indiana Academy of Sciences.
"Quercus x bebbiana - C.Schneid". pfaf. Plants For A Future. Retrieved 18 October 2020. "… sweet and can be eaten out of hand"

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