Boynton oak is a semi-evergreen deciduous or rhizomatous shrub, which grows to a height of 6 1⁄2 feet (2 m), occasionally to a height of 19 feet (5.8 m). BARK: brown and scaly. TWIGS and BUDS: light brown pubescent twigs; reddish-brown buds, ovoid with a rounded apex and sparsely pubescent scales. LEAVES: petiole up to 3⁄8 inch (10 mm) long; obovate or narrowly obovate leaves, up to 4 inches (101 mm) long and 2 3⁄8 inches (60 mm) wide, base is cuneate; margin with 3 - 5 irregularly rounded lobes; apex triangular-lobed; shiny dark green above, grayish pubescence beneath.
Boynton oak is rare and rated as endangered by the IUCN. The Texas distribution record is questionable and may have resulted from taxonomic confusion associated with early collections.
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