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Oglethorpe's Oak (Quercus oglethorpensis)

Photo Credit: Murphy Westwood
  • Global Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Fagaceae
  • State: AL, GA, LA, MS, SC
  • Nature Serve ID: 128740
  • Lifeform: Tree
  • Categories of Interest: Oaks
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

deciduous tree

Where is Oglethorpe's Oak (Quercus oglethorpensis) located in the wild?


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



States & Provinces:

Oglethorpe's Oak can be found in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina

Which CPC Partners conserve Oglethorpe's Oak (Quercus oglethorpensis)?

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Conservation Actions

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
Duration Perennial
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
Ecological Relationships


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