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  Quercus georgiana
Author M.A.Curtis 1849 Amer. J. Sci. Arts II, 7: 408
Local names Georgia's oak;
Range Georgia and around (Piedmont Plateau), South Carolina, Alabama; 50-500 m;
Growth habit 3-5 m tall; may reach 9 m; crown dense, spreading;
Leaves 5-10 x 2.5-5 cm; semi-evergreen or tardily deciduous; ovate to elliptic or obovate; apex pointed, base cuneate; margin deeply cut by 2-5 pairs of triangular, pointed, bristle-tipped lobes; shiny green, glabrous above; paler beneath with conspicuous tufts of hairs in the axils of veins; petiole glabrous 0.6-2.3 cm long;
Flowers spring;
Fruits acorn rounded, 1-1.2 cm in diameter; mucronate; brown; solitary or paired; sessile or on a very short peduncle; cup scaly, very shallow; maturing in 2 years;

Bark, twigs and

bark grey, thin, almost smooth, slightly scaly; twigs rich red, hairless, with tawny, raised, pale brown lenticels; buds red brown, subconic, pubescent, 2.5-6 mm long;
Hardiness zone, habitat hardy zone 5; all types of soils, but prefers dry, lime-free, sunny sites; slow-growing;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : n° 423;
-- Sub-genus Quercus, section Lobatae, sub-section Phellos;
-- Rare. Threatened (IUCN Red List Category : EN)

-- Discovered at Stone Mountains, Georgia ;
-- Hybridizes with Q.marilandica (= Q.x smallii Trel.) ;

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