Quercus boyntonii

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Quercus boyntonii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Species: Q. boyntonii
Binomial name
Quercus boyntonii
Beadle 1901
  • 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.[2] It is commonly called the Boynton sand post oak[3] or Boynton oak.World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998.

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.[4][5]