Quercus incana Roxb. non Bartr.

Frost-hardy, small evergreen tree or large shrub with narrow, pointed, toothed oval leaves, white-felted below.  [RHSD, Hilliers’].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Quercus incana, Roxburgh.  Himalayas, at elevations between 3,000 and 8,000 feet. A beautiful evergreen tree of great dimensions.  Mr. Simmonds reminds us that a silkworm (Antheraea Roylei), producing large cocoons, lives on this Oak.’  [Von Mueller - Select Extra-Tropical Plants readily eligible for Industrial Culture or Naturalisation, NSW Edition p.279/1881].

Quercus lanata was introduced to Britain in 1818, from Nepal.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1845, 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.803/1845].  Quercus lanata was included in a consignment of plants sent from Kew by John Bidwill in November 1843 [AJCP] and this is the probable source.


Published Feb 03, 2010 - 03:27 PM | Last updated Feb 03, 2010 - 03:33 PM

More details about Quercus incana Roxb. non Bartr.
Family Fagaceae
Region of origin


  • Quercus lanata Sm.
  • Quercus leucotrichophora A.Camus
Common Name

Wooly-leaved oak

Name in the Camden Park Record

Quercus lanata 

Confidence level high