Mongolian Oak – Quercus mongolica var. grosseserrata

Mongolian Oak
Family Fagaceae – Beech, Chinkapin and Oak
Mongolian oak is native to eastern Asia. This variation is named for its large leaflet serrations.

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Mongolian Oak foliage
Variation grosserrata refers to the large serrated leaflet edges.
Native to temperate Asia, Siberia, Russian far east (Amur, Khabarovsk, Kurile Islands, Primorye, Sakhalin), Mongolia, China, Japan, and Korea [3].  Similar to Liaotung Oak – Quercus liaotungensis.

Mongolian oak is a deciduous tree growing to 30 meters. It is a widespread and highly variable species found in mesophytic forests between 200 – 2500 m. MSL [4].

Mongolian Oak
Mongolian Oak, from seed, is 39 years old [1]
Common names:

  • mongolian oak (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • meng gu li (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • mongori-nara (Source: F JapanOhwi ) – Japanese Rōmaji [3]
Mongolian Oak bark

  1. Mongolian Oak, Morton Arboretum acc. 158-71*1, photographed October 19, 2009 by Bruce Marlin
  2. USDA, NRCS Plants Profile, "Quercus mongolica Fisch. ex Ledeb. Mongolian Oak"
  3. USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network
    "Taxon: Quercus mongolica Fisch. ex Ledeb."
  4. Flora of China "Quercus mongolica"
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Family Fagaceae: Oak, Beech & Chinkapin
There are about 900 species in this family worldwide, about 65 trees and 10 shrubs of which are native to North America. Native to the northern hemisphere, the oak genus Quercus contains about 600 species, including both deciduous and evergreen species.
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