Family Fagaceae
Basionym Quercus elliotti Wilbur
Original Identification Quercus elliotti Wilbur ined.
Current Taxon Quercus elliotti Wilbur
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Rhodora 104: 138-140. 2002.
Holotype/Isotype Holotype and Isotype (2 sheets)
DUKE Accession Number 376927
Comments  
Primary Collector John B. Nelson
Collector Number 21668
Collection Date 13 Dec 2000
Country United States
Province/State South Carolina
Plant Location Notes Locally abundant with Pinus palustris, Quercus marilandica, Q. virginiana, Rhus copallina, Lyonia mariana, Gaylussacia frondosa, Salvia azurea, Aster walteri, A. concolor, A. tortifolius, Solidago odora, Aristida stricta, Andropogon ternarius, Schizachyrium scoparium, pine savanna along NW margin of Piggys Road, 1 mi W of main office at James W. Webb Wildlife Center, 4.2 mi W of Garnett off Sec Hwy 20; 32.6216°N 81.3213°W, 54' elev.
Plant Description Notes Low shrubs, scarcely ever over 1m tall, frequently much-branched with spreading branches; some plants relatively easily unearthed with rootstocks, otherwise solidly seated in loamy sand; leaves variably shiny dark green, rugose above, abundantly short-pubescent below, the older leaves with a "dirtier" look on lower surface; acorns variable, the largest (=most well-developed?) gun-metal blue to blackish, and scurfy; acorns fairly hard to find, as many have already fallen.
Broad geographical location North America
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