Quercus myrtifolia

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Myrtle oak
Myrtle-oak-acorns (8685801809).gif
Leaves and acorns of myrtle oak
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Species: Q. myrtifolia
Binomial name
Quercus myrtifolia
Willd. 1805
Quercus myrtifolia range map.PNG

Quercus myrtifolia (myrtle oak)[2] is a North American species of oaks in the beech family. It is native to the southeastern United States (Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina). It is often found in coastal areas on sandy soils. [3]

Quercus myrtifolia is an evergreen tree that can reach 12 meters (40 feet) tall or shrub in drier sites. It has leaves with no teeth or lobes, hairless on the upperside and also on the underside except along the veins.[4]


  1. ^ "Quercus myrtifolia Willd. — The Plant List". theplantlist.org. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  2. ^ "Quercus myrtifolia". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map". bonap.net. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  4. ^ "Flora of North America, Quercus myrtifolia Willdenow, 1805. Myrtle oak". efloras.org. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 

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