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Quercus elliottii Wilbur. Running Oak. Phen: Mar-Apr; Sep (of the first year). Hab: Mesic pine savannas, especially on loamy soils in the Middle Coastal Plain, pine rocklands. Dist: Se. NC south to s. FL and west to s. MS.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: Wilbur (2002b) and Wilbur & Ho (2008) discussed the reasons for rejecting the traditional use of Q. pumila for this species; Walter's diagnosis stated that Q. pumila has leaves that are glabrous and glaucous below, ruling out application to this species. Ward (2007d) disagreed and defended the traditional usage.

Synonymy: = K3, K4, Wilbur & Ho (2008), Wilbur (2002b); = Quercus pumila Walter – Fl2, FNA3, K1, RAB, S, WH3, Hunt (1990), Ward (2007d), misapplied

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© J.W. Hardin | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Quercus pumila, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Wakulla County, Florida 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷

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