Species Detail

Quercus rubra L.
Red oak


Scientific Name:  
Quercus rubra L.
Common Name:  
Red oak
Myaamia Name:  
maamhkatiaahkatwi
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Quercus rubra L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Food  "mamhkatiakatwi used for red and blackjack oak"
Gardener, P.S. 1997 Horticultural Info  Oak and hickory nuts are available in the Fall; and have irregular peak mast harvest; separated by a range of 1-4 years. This means that oak and hickory peak masts are irregular; but variation in yields in consistent from year to year; thus enabling Native Americans to plan for taking advantage of peak masts. The largest masts occur when tree crowns are exposed to maximum sun--Native Americans could also have easily thinned trees to increase size and production of remaining trees
Botanical Sources  
Quercus rubra L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   Occurs in various types of woods
Related Sources  
Quercus rubra L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895   The Miami-Illinois term for vase of acorn; or nut; is alakaya