Quercus oglethorpensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fagales Fagaceae

Scientific Name: Quercus oglethorpensis
Species Authority: W.H.Duncan
Common Name(s):
English Oglethorpe Oak
Taxonomic Source(s): Trehane, P. 2007-2015. The Oak Names Checklist. Available at: (Accessed: 2 February 2016).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2ce ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Nixon, K. <i>et al.</i>
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from a small area in the piedmont of north-east Georgia, neighbouring western South Carolina and also from a disjunct population in Mississippi.
Countries occurrence:
United States (Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina)
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Population [top]

Population:In total, approximately 1,000 individuals, covering an area of occupancy less than 150 km², are estimated to exist. A survey in 1985 failed to locate 11% of the previously known sites.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The most common habitats are roadsides and old fence rows.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Poor seed viability and chestnut blight are also reported.

Citation: Nixon, K. et al.. 1998. Quercus oglethorpensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T30956A9595574. . Downloaded on 26 July 2017.
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