Quercus boyntonii

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Quercus boyntonii
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Subgenus: Quercus subg. Quercus
Section: Quercus sect. Quercus
Q. boyntonii
Binomial name
Quercus boyntonii
  • Quercus stellata var. boyntonii (Beadle) Sarg.

Quercus boyntonii is a rare North American species of oak in the beech family. At present, it is found only in Alabama, although historical records say that it formerly grew in Texas as well.[3] It is commonly called the Boynton sand post oak[4] or Boynton oak.

Quercus boyntonii is a rare and poorly known species. It is a shrub or small tree, sometimes reach a height of 6 meters (20 feet) but usually smaller. Leaves are dark green, hairless and shiny on the upper surface, covered with many gray hairs on the underside.[5][6]


  1. ^ Kenny, L.; Wenzell, K. & Beckman, E. (2016). "Quercus boyntonii". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T33635A2838274. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T33635A2838274.en. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Quercus boyntonii Beadle". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – via The Plant List.
  3. ^ "Quercus boyntonii". County-level distribution map from the North American Plant Atlas (NAPA). Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2014.
  4. ^ "Quercus boyntonii". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  5. ^ Quercus boyntonii Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine Downloaded on 23 August 2007.
  6. ^ Nixon, Kevin C. (1997). "Quercus boyntonii". In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (ed.). Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA). 3. New York and Oxford – via eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

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