Quercus arkansana

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Arkansas oak
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Section: Lobatae
Species: Q. arkansana
Binomial name
Quercus arkansana
Sarg. 1911
Quercus arkansana range map 1.png
Natural range of Quercus arkansana
  • Quercus arkansana var. caput-rivuli (Ashe) Ashe
  • Quercus caput-rivuli Ashe

Quercus arkansana (also called Arkansas oak) is a species of plant in the beech family. It is native to the southeastern United States (eastern Texas, southern Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and the Florida Panhandle).[3]

Quercus arkansana is a deciduous tree up to 15 meters (50 feet) tall. Bark is black. Leaves are sometimes unlobed, sometimes with 2 or 3 shallow lobes.[4]

It is threatened by use of its habitat for pine plantations, clearing of land, and diebacks that may be caused by drought. It is also susceptible to introgression with commoner species[1]