OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus austrina   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-03-004:
Quercus austrina   FAMILY Fagaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (APPARENTLY) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Quercus alba

 

COMMON NAME:
Bluff Oak, Bastard White Oak


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Quercus austrina   FAMILY Fagaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 055-03-004:
Quercus austrina   FAMILY Fagaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (APPARENTLY) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Quercus alba

 

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2584

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare, essentially endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it on river bluffs, mesic hammocks, dry hammocks, natural levees of brownwater rivers, over mafic rocks, on shell or calcareous sediments, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

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:
Fall
Acorn

 

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