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Quercus boyntonii Beadle
Boynton sand post oak, Boynton oak
Synonym(s): Quercus stellata var. boyntonii
USDA Symbol: QUBO2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Boynton oak is a semi-evergreen deciduous or rhizomatous shrub, which grows to a height of 6 1⁄2 feet (2 m), occasionally to a height of 19 feet (5.8 m). BARK: brown and scaly. TWIGS and BUDS: light brown pubescent twigs; reddish-brown buds, ovoid with a rounded apex and sparsely pubescent scales. LEAVES: petiole up to 3⁄8 inch (10 mm) long; obovate or narrowly obovate leaves, up to 4 inches (101 mm) long and 2 3⁄8 inches (60 mm) wide, base is cuneate; margin with 3 - 5 irregularly rounded lobes; apex triangular-lobed; shiny dark green above, grayish pubescence beneath.
Boynton oak is rare and rated as endangered by the IUCN. The Texas distribution record is questionable and may have resulted from taxonomic confusion associated with early collections.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: AL Native Distribution:
Rare with a restricted occurrence in Alabama and Texas; found on the summit of Lookout Mountain, Etowah County, Alabama. Native Habitat:
Localized occurrence associated with sandstone outcrops.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Mt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2011-09-25
Research By: TWC Staff