Quercus similis

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Quercus similis
Quercus similis


Taxonavigation: Fagales 
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
Subgenus: Q. subg. Quercus
Species: Quercus similis



Quercus similis Ashe, J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc. 40: 43 (1924).


  • Basionym
    • Quercus ashei Sterrett, J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc. 37: 178 (1922), nom. illeg.
  • Homotypic
    • Quercus stellata var. similis (Ashe) Sudw., Check List For. Trees U.S., ed. rev.: 107 (1927).
  • Heterotypic
    • Quercus margarettae var. paludosa (Sarg.) Ashe, J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc. 34: 137 (1918).
    • Quercus stellata var. attenuata Sarg., Bot. Gaz. 65: 437 (1918).
    • Quercus stellata var. paludosa Sarg., Bot. Gaz. 65: 441 (1918).
    • Quercus mississippiensis Ashe, Torreya 31: 39 (1931).
    • Quercus stellata var. mississippiensis (Ashe) Little, Phytologia 4: 305 (1953).
    • Quercus stellata subsp. paludosa (Sarg.) A.E.Murray, Kalmia 13: 28 (1983).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southeastern USA
      • Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee
    • Regional: Southern Central USA
      • Texas

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Ashe, W.W., 1924. J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc. 40: 43.

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
  • Bailey, C. & al. (2015). Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee: 1-813. University of Tennessee press.

Vernacular names

English: bottomland post oak, Delta Post Oak, Swamp Post Oak
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