Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Nuttall's Oak
Quercus texana
Family: Fagaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  T
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S2S3

Bottomland hardwood swamps.

Species Description:

Flowering Period: Early April to late April.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaf sinuses are deeply U-shaped and 5-11 lobed. The acorn cup is turbinate, covers about 1/2 the nut and the inside is uniformly pubescent. The lower branches do not droop as in pin oak but are spreading. The tree occur in bottomland hardwoods.

Changes in hydrologic conditions within the habitat for this species would likely be detrimental. Timber removal could be detrimental.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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