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Quercus myrtifolia Willdenow. Subgenus: Quercus. Section: Lobatae. Subsection: Phellos. Myrtle Oak. Phen: Feb-Mar; Sep (of the second year). Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, Florida scrub (more commonly on yellow sands), oak scrub, dry flatwoods, coastal dunes. Dist: A Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic: se. SC south to s. FL, west to se. MS. Often a dominant on xeric yellow sands in c. FL, where when fire-suppressed, can form dominant scrubby thickets.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = Fl2, FNA3, K1, K3, K4, RAB, WH3, Hunt (1990); < Quercus myrtifolia Willd. – S, S13

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image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
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