OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Quercus geminata   FAMILY Fagaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus geminata   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Quercus geminata

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-03-013?:
Quercus virginiana   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Quercus geminata

 

COMMON NAME:
Sand Live Oak


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image of Quercus geminata, Sand Live Oak

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmqgeminata_ossp

Month Unknown        

Leaf blade narrowly elliptic, base cuneate, margins entire and revolute, per Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America.

image of Quercus geminata, Sand Live Oak

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmqgeminata_ossp2

Month Unknown        

image of Quercus geminata, Sand Live Oak

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmqgeminata_ossp2b

Month Unknown        

Leaf upper surface shiny green w impressed secondary veins, lower glaucous, per Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Quercus geminata   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus geminata   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Quercus geminata

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-03-013?:
Quercus virginiana   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Quercus geminata

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2576

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in GA Coastal Plain (uncommon in NC-SC), endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Habitat: Xeric sandhills (northward restricted to areas very near the coast), Florida scrub, coastal dry hammocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
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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