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Quercus graciliformis
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Genus:
Quercus
Species:
graciliformis
Quercus graciliformis range map 1.png
Natural range of Quercus graciliformis
Synonyms
  • Quercus canbyi Cory & Parks

Quercus graciliformis (also known as the Chisos oak or slender oak) is a rare North American species of oak tree in the beech family.

Description

Quercus graciliformis is a deciduous tree up to 8 metres (26 ft) tall. Leaves are elliptical or lance-shaped with 8-10 shallow lobes. The acorns are produced biennially.

Distribution

The species has been found only in the Chisos Mountains, within Big Bend National Park of West Texas, and a few miles southeast into the state of Coahuila in northeast Mexico. It is threatened by habitat loss.

It grows on dry, rocky canyon floors at elevations above 5,000 feet (1,500 m).

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