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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fagales

Familia: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Species: Quercus texana

Quercus texana Buckley, 1861 ("1860")

Quercus texana Young = Quercus buckleyi Nixon & Dorr


Quercus rubra var. texana (Buckley) Buckley, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 33: 123 (1881).
Quercus shumardii var. texana (Buckley) Ashe, Bull. Charleston Mus. 14: 9 (1918).
Quercus shumardii subsp. texana (Buckley) A.E.Murray, Kalmia 13: 27 (1983).
Quercus nuttallii E.J.Palmer, J. Arnold Arbor. 8: 52 (1927).
Quercus nuttallii var. cachensis E.J.Palmer, J. Arnold Arbor. 18: 136 (1937).
Quercus palustris f. nuttallii (E.J.Palmer) C.H.Mull., Amer. Midl. Naturalist 27: 478 (1942).

Native distribution areas:
Primary references

Buckley, S.B., 1861. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA 12:444.

Additional references

Govaerts, R.H.A. & Frodin, D. 1998. World Checklist and Bibliography of Fagales (Betulaceae, Corylaceae, Fagaceae and Ticodendraceae). VIII + 408 p. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 1-900347-46-6. Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Quercus texana in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jul 04. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Quercus texana in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jul 04. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Quercus texana. Published online. Accessed: Jul 04 2021. 2021. Quercus texana. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jul 04.
Hassler, M. 2021. Quercus texana. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jul 04. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. World Plants. Synonymic Checklist and Distribution of the World Flora. . Quercus texana. Accessed: 04 Jul 2021.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Quercus texana in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.
IUCN: Quercus texana Buckley (Least Concern)

Vernacular names
English: Nuttall's Oak

Quercus texana, commonly known as Nuttall's oak,[3][4][5][6] is a fast-growing, large deciduous oak tree.
In cultivation

Quercus texana is native to the south-central United States primarily in the lower Mississippi River Valley in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, and western Tennessee. There are additional populations in eastern Texas, southeastern Oklahoma, southeastern Missouri, far western Kentucky, and the southernmost tip of Illinois.[7]

Quercus texana is a tree up to 25 meters (83 feet) tall, with dark brown bark. It has leaves with sharp pointed lobes somewhat similar to those of the Georgia oak (Quercus georgiana) and pin oak (Quercus palustris).[8] It is fast-growing and usually has nice red fall colors, much more reliably so than the more popular pin oak. It is still relatively obscure in the horticultural industry but is slowly gaining popularity due to its fast growth rate, ease of transplanting, good fall colors and ability to grow in wet soils. Quercus texana is known for its ability to rapidly recover its gas exchange after flooding.[9]

This species was for years erroneously called Quercus nuttallii, but it is now known as Quercus texana; this has created much confusion with Texas red oak which was known as Quercus texana but is now known as Quercus buckleyi.[10]

Wenzell, K.; Kenny, L.; Jerome, D. (2017). "Quercus texana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T194239A111265845. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T194239A111265845.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
"Quercus texana Buckley". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – via The Plant List.
"Oaks list for The State Botanical Garden of Kentucky" (English). Retrieved 2010-05-09.
"J.C. Raulston slide 102-0276". Archived from the original (English) on 2011-06-08. Retrieved 2010-05-09.
"Missouri Department of Conservation Species Scientific Name Index". Archived from the original (English) on August 15, 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-09.
"University of Illinois Extension; Critical Issues Forum, What is the Current Status of Oaks in Illinois?" (English). Retrieved 2010-05-09.
"Quercus texana". County-level distribution map from the North American Plant Atlas (NAPA). Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2014.
Nixon, Kevin C. (1997). "Quercus texana". In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (ed.). Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA). Vol. 3. New York and Oxford – via, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Anderson, PH; Pezeshki, SR (1999). "The effects of intermittent flooding on seedlings of three forest species". Photosynthetica. 37 (4): 543–552. doi:10.1023/A:1007163206642. S2CID 2246144 – via Science Citation Index (SCI).
Laurence J. Dorr and Kevin C. Nixon. 1985. Typification of the Oak (Quercus) Taxa Described by S. B. Buckley (1809-1884). Taxon 34(2): 211-228.

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