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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Quercus prinoides   FAMILY Fagaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus prinoides   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-03-010:
Quercus prinoides   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Quercus prinoides var. prinoides

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Chinquapin Oak


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image of Quercus prinoides, Dwarf Chinquapin Oak

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_qupr_001_lvd

        

image of Quercus prinoides, Dwarf Chinquapin Oak

Ron Lance    rwl_qprinoides

September        

In cultivation

Fire suppression has nearly or entirely extirpated it in the Piedmont, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Quercus prinoides, Dwarf Chinquapin Oak

Ron Lance    rwl_qprinoides2

September        

In cultivation

image of Quercus prinoides, Dwarf Chinquapin Oak

Ron Lance    rwl1196_a

October        

Similar to Q. muehlenbergii but shrubbier; leaves with 3-8 teeth per side, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Chestnut Oaks and Chinquapin Oaks

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Quercus prinoides   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus prinoides   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-03-010:
Quercus prinoides   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Quercus prinoides var. prinoides

 

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1196

Shrub
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in xeric uplands, esp on clay soils derived from mafic rocks, and probably in sites which naturally burned rather frequently, per Weakley's Flora

map
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...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate, 5-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Staminate calyx 2-8 lobed, pistillate calyx 6-lobed
Petals absent
3-12 stamens in staminate flowers

Staminate flowers in clustered drooping catkins

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Acorn

 

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