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|Quercus elliottii Wilbur||Fagaceae|
ISOTYPE: FLAS 205028
Reference: Wilbur, Robert L. 2002. Thomas Walter's oaks from the coastal region of South Carolina. Rhodora 104(918): 134-150 (p. 138-139).
Note: Follow-up article: Wilbur, Robert L. and Mengchi Ho. 2008. In Defense of the Binomial Quercus elliottii (Fagaceae) for the Running Oak of the Southeastern United States. Rhodora 110(944):479-483.
Collector: John B. Nelson # 21668
Coll. with: Judd Wood
Date coll.: 13 X 2000
United States: South Carolina: Hampton County. Low shrubs, scarcely over 1 m 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; 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.
Notes: [Label note:] Isotype
[Orig. id.:] Quercus elliottii Wilbur ined.
[Det.:] R.L. Wilbur [Det. date:] XII.2000