CPC Plant Profile: Oglethorpe's Oak
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Oglethorpe's Oak (Quercus oglethorpensis)

Photo Credit: Murphy Westwood
  • Global Rank: N/A
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Fagaceae
  • State: AL, GA, LA, MS, SC
  • Nature Serve ID: 128740
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 12/01/2021

deciduous tree

Participating Institutions
Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

140 sites extant in 1985.

  • 01/01/2010

habitat loss due to clearing of forest land for agriculture and conversion of hardwood forest to pine plantation somewhat susceptible to the same blight that devastated the Ameerican chestnut

  • 01/01/2010

recorded from five counties in Georgia

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Taxon Quercus oglethorpensis
Authority Duncan
Family Fagaceae
CPC Number 3691
ITIS 19391
Common Names Oglethorpe's Oak | Oglethorpe oak
Associated Scientific Names Quercus oglethorpensis
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
Alabama S1
Georgia S2
Louisiana S1
Mississippi S2
South Carolina S3

found mostly in poorly drained, heavy clay soils of seasonally wet Piedmont seepage swamps, often with cherrybark oak; sometimes found in surrounding uplands and on stream terraces, especially with chalk maple

Ecological Relationships

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