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Quercus prinoides Willdenow. Subgenus: Quercus. Section: Quercus. Subsection: Prinoideae. Dwarf Chinquapin Oak. Phen: Apr; Aug-Sep (of the same year). Hab: Xeric upland glades, barrens, and woodlands, on clay soils derived from mafic, ultramafic, or calcareous rocks or in sandy acidic soils, generally in sites which naturally burned rather frequently. Dist: MA and s. MI south to NC, Panhandle FL (L. Anderson, pers.comm., 2021), OK, and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: Fire suppression in the sites where this rare stoloniferous shrub oak occurs has nearly or entirely extirpated it from much of our area.

Synonymy: = Ar, C, FNA3, GrPl, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, S13, Tat, Tn, Va, W; = n/a – Fl2, Il; = Quercus prinoides Willd. var. prinoides – G; > Quercus prinoides Willd. var. prinoides – F; > Quercus prinoides Willd. var. rufescens Rehder – F

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: UPL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: UPL
  • Great Plains: UPL
  • Midwest: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily ?: 8

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