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posterior part of the breast and sides spotted with black. Length 5 inches, extent of wings 7¼.

The White Oak.

quercus prinus, Willd. Sp. PI. vol. iv. p. 439. Pursh, Fl. Amer. vol. ii. p. 633—quercus prinus palustris, Mich. Arbi. Forest, de l'Amer. Sept. vol. ii. p. 51. PL 7—moncecia polyandria, Lint. Amentacæ, Juss.

Leaves oblongo-oval, acute, largely toothed, the teeth nearly equal, dilated, and callous at the tip; cupule craterate, attenuated at the base; acorn ovate. This species grows in low shady woods, and along the margins of rivers, from Pennsylvania to Florida. The wood is porous, and of inferior quality.