New York Natural Heritage Program
Shumard Oak
Quercus shumardii var. shumardii
Dicots
Quercus shumardii leaf upper surface Kimberly J. Smith
Family: Beech Family (Fagaceae)

State Protection: Endangered
listed species are those with: 1) 5 or fewer extant sites, or 2) fewer than 1,000 individuals, or 3) restricted to fewer than 4 U.S.G.S. 7 minute topographical maps, or 4) species listed as endangered by U.S. Department of Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: This plant is endangered/critically imperiled in New York because of extreme rarity (typically 5 or fewer populations or very few remaining individuals) or is extremely vulnerable to extirpation from New York due to biological factors.

Global Rarity Rank: G5T5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5T5 means: Secure globally - Both the species as a whole and the subspecies/variety are common in the world; widespread and abundant (but may be rare in some parts of its range).


Did you know?
Samuel Botsford Buckley was the assistant state geologist of Texas in 1860 when he named this oak in honor of Benjamin Franklin Shumard, the Texas state geologist at the time. Both men had roots in the East. Buckley grew up in the Town of Torrey (not named for botanist John Torrey), New York, in Yates County and Shumard was from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are three existing populations but they are small with fewer than 50 trees each. Trees were first discovered in 1999 and there are no historical occurrences.

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