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  Quercus boyntonii
Author Beadle 1901 Biltmore Bot. Stud. 1: 47 1901
Synonyms stellata var. boyntonii (Beadle) Sarg. 1918
Local names Boyntonís sand post oak 
Range Eastern Texas, Alabama ; 0-200 m ;
Growth habit rarely exceeding 2 m; sometimes shrub to 6 m; rhizomatous;
Leaves 5-10 x 2-6 cm; oboval to oblanceolate; base cuneate, apex rounded; margins revolute with 3 (-5) shallow lobes near apex; dark green above; silvery or yellowish-grey tomentose beneath; 6-8 pairs of secondary veins; petiole 5-10 mm, slightly pubescent;
Flowers spring;
Fruits acorn 1-1.7 cm, ovoid; light brown, glabrous; singly or in pairs; cup covering 1/2 or 1/3 of nut; cup with tomentose appressed scales;

Bark, twigs and
buds

bark brown, scaly; twigs light brown, densely tomentose; buds brown, ovoid, slightly pubescent, 2-4 mm;
Hardiness zone, habitat prefers sandy, well drained soils;
Miscellaneous -- Sub-genus Quercus, Section Quercus;
-- related to Q.stellata;
-- rare; threatened species;
Subspecies and
varieties
are known some hybrids between this species and Q.margaretta;
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