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  Quercus acerifolia
Author (E.J.Palmer) Stoynoff & Hess 1990 Sida 14(2): 268 1990.
Synonyms shumardii var. acerifolia E.J.Palmer 1927
Local names maple-leaf oak 
Range area stricktly limited to 4 sites in Arkansas (Magazine Mount, Logan Co.); 500-800 m;
Growth habit 2-6 (-15) m; multiple stems;
Leaves 7-14 long x 10-15 cm wide; apex pointed, base truncate often asymmetrical; margin with 5 (-7) bristled lobes, the large lobes of the middle perpendicular to the midrib; often hairless on both faces, sometimes with scattered hairs and prominent tufts axils beneath; petiole hairless, 2-3 cm long;
Fruits acorn oblong 1-1.7 cm long, sessile, singly or paired; enclosed 1/4 or 1/3 by scaly, sometimes pubescent cup; maturing second year;

Bark, twigs and

bark nearly black, becoming rough and furrowed; twigs hairless grey brown; bud with dark grey brown apex, ellipsoid, hairless, 3-5 mm long;
Hardiness zone, habitat hardy; prefers dry, limestone soils;
Miscellaneous -- Sub-genus Quercus, section Lobatae, subsection Coccineae
-- Threatened, protected species (IUCN Red List Category : EN);

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