Quercus elliottii Wilbur. 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