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  Quercus chapmanii
Author Sarg. 1895 Gard. & Forest 8: 93 1895.
Synonyms obtusiloba var. parvifolia Chapm. 1860
Local names Chapman's oak;
Range Carolina to Florida, on dunes at low elevations;
Growth habit reaches 15 m tall, but more often occurs as a scrubby shrub not exceeding 3 m;
Leaves 2-9 x 1.2-4 cm; semi-evergreen; oblong to oboval; apex with a rounded lobe; base cuneate; margins wavy, sometimes remotely lobed near apex, often entire; lustrous dark green above; paler beneath, with minute tomentum at first, becoming more or less glabrescent; petiole 1-4 mm, slightly hairy;
Flowers male flowers at end of branchlets, on 7-12 cm catkins; in late winter to early spring;
Fruits acorn 1.5-1.9 cm; ovoid; brown when mature; sessile; singly or paired; enclosed 1/2 or mor by deep, warty cupule; maturing first year;

Bark, twigs and
buds

bark irregularly scaly, light grey; twigs tawny, densely pubescent; buds light brown, globose, 1-3 mm;
Hardiness zone, habitat a little tender (may withstand -15°C); prefers sandy soils; slow growing; inhabits sandy, bushy sites;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : n° 276 ;
-- Sub-genus Quercus, Section Quercus ;
-- Alvin Chapman (1809-1899) = physician and botanist of Florida, the first to describe this species;
-- hybridizes with
Q.minima (= x rolfsii)
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