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Michael Eason hiking in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to observe Washingtonia filifera in situ
Currently at San Antonio Botanic Garden, Michael's work has...
Amy Byrne | Feb 15, 2023
An exhibition that beautifully depicts and locates oaks
Roderick Cameron | Feb 09, 2023
Burke Oak Collection at New York Botanical Garden
The Coleman and Susan Burke Oak Collection at The New York...
Todd Forrest | Feb 08, 2023

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Quercus xjackiana acorns
The hybrid of Q. alba and Q. bicolor

An Updated Infrageneric Classification of the North American Oaks

IOS members Paul Manos (Duke University) and Andrew Hipp (The Morton Arboretum) have just published a subsectional classification of North American Red and White Oaks. The paper, open-access in the journal Forests, uses the phylogenetic work that Hipp, Manos, and their many collaborators have published over the past several years to identify nine clades within the White and Red Oaks that warrant recognition at the subsectional level. The paper names formal subsections and provides descriptions and ecological/taxonomic commentary, including implications of ongoing phylogenetic work. You can download the PDF here.

Phylogenetic tree