Buckley (1860) not Sarg. 1894 nor M.J.Young 1873
|Natural range of Quercus texana|
Quercus texana is native to the south-central United States primarily in the lower Mississippi River Valley in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, and western Tennessee. There are additional populations in eastern Texas, southeastern Oklahoma, southeastern Missouri, far western Kentucky, and the southernmost tip of Illinois.
Quercus texana is a tree up to 25 meters (83 feet) tall, with dark brown bark. It has leaves with sharp pointed lobes somewhat similar to those of the Georgia oak (Quercus georgiana) and pin oak (Quercus palustris). It is fast-growing and usually has nice red fall colors, much more reliably so than the more popular pin oak. It is still relatively obscure in the horticultural industry but is slowly gaining popularity due to its fast growth rate, ease of transplanting, good fall colors and ability to grow in wet soils.
This species was for years erroneously called Quercus nuttallii, but it is now known as Quercus texana; this has created much confusion with Texas red oak which was known as Quercus texana but is now known as Quercus buckleyi.
- The Plant List, Quercus texana Buckley
- "Oaks list for The State Botanical Garden of Kentucky" (English). Retrieved 2010-05-09.
- "J.C. Raulston slide 102-0276" (English). Retrieved 2010-05-09.
- "Missouri Department of Conservation Species Scientific Name Index". Archived from the original (English) on August 15, 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-09.
- "University of Illinois Extension; Critical Issues Forum, What is the Current Status of Oaks in Illinois?" (English). Retrieved 2010-05-09.
- Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
- Flora of North America, Quercus texana Buckley, 1860. Texas red oak, Nuttall's oak
- Laurence J. Dorr and Kevin C. Nixon. 1985. Typification of the Oak (Quercus) Taxa Described by S. B. Buckley (1809-1884). Taxon 34(2): 211-228.
- Nuttall's Oak in the Biosurvey of Oklahoma
- photo of herbarium specimen at Missouri Botanical Garden, collected in Missouri in 1989
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