Quercus pumila

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Quercus pumila
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Subgenus: Quercus subg. Quercus
Section: Quercus sect. Lobatae
Q. pumila
Binomial name
Quercus pumila
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Natural range

Quercus pumila, the runner oak[4] or running oak,[5] is a North American species of oaks in the beech family. It is native to the southeastern United States (Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas).[4][6]

Quercus pumila is a deciduous shrub usually less than one meter (39 inches) tall. Bark is gray or dark brown. Leaves are up to 10 cm (4 in) long, with no teeth or lobes, hairless or nearly so on the upper surface, the underside usually with a thick coat of reddish-brown hairs.[4]


  1. ^ "Quercus pumila". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016. 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2017. data
  2. ^ Tropicos, Quercus pumila Walter
  3. ^ The Plant List, Quercus pumila Walter
  4. ^ a b c "Quercus pumila in Flora of North America @ efloras.org". www.efloras.org. Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  5. ^ "Quercus pumila". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  6. ^ Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants

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