Quercus minima

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Quercus minima
Quer mini.jpg
Photo by Wayne Matchett, SpaceCoastWildflowers.com
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Species: Q. minima
Binomial name
Quercus minima
(Sarg.) Small
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Natural range of Quercus minima from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common names: Dwarf live oak, Minimal oak

Taxonomic notes


A description of Quercus minima is provided in The Flora of North America.




Q. minima has been observed to flower from March to May and in September with peak inflorescence in April.[1]


The following Hymenoptera families and species were observed visiting flowers of Quercus minima at Archbold Biological Station: [2]

Apidae: Apis mellifera

Colletidae: Colletes brimleyi

Conservation and management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 13 DEC 2016
  2. Deyrup, M.A. and N.D. 2015. Database of observations of Hymenoptera visitations to flowers of plants on Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA.