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  Quercus oglethorpensis
Author W.H.Duncan 1940
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Range Southwestern Carolina; Northeastern Georgia; Louisiana; Mississipi; 0-200 m;
Growth habit 18-24 m tall; trunk straight, branches twisted;
Leaves 5-13 x 2-4 cm; deciduous; narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate; apex obtuse, base cuneate; entire, but sometimes margin wavy or slightly lobed near apex; dark green, hairless above; light green beneath with yellowish pubescence; midrib yellow; 3-5 vein pairs; petiole 2-7 mm ;
Flowers spring;
Fruits acorn 1.6-2 cm long, ovoid; dark brown; sessile or on short peduncle to 7 mm: enclosed 1/3 by cup; cup top-shaped, with appressed scales; maturing in 1 year;

Bark, twigs and
buds

bark light grey, scaly; twigs hairless, purple; buds globose, red brown, 2-2.5 mm long;
Hardiness zone, habitat hardy; prefers rich, moist soils;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : n° 276;
-- section Quercus ;
-- named in 1940 after James Oglethorpe (1695-1785 ), founder of Oglethorpe County in Georgia;
-- threatened species;
-- may hybridize with
Q.alba;
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