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This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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Shrub, tree < 30(45) m, evergreen; trunk bark gray-brown.
Leaf: petioles 10–25 mm; blade 3–14 cm, oblong to ± ovate, adaxially sparsely stellate-hairy, ± glabrous in age, abaxially fine-woolly, in age ± glabrous, base ± rounded, tip obtuse, margin entire to serrate; stipules early- deciduous.
Staminate inflorescence: spike, stiff, spreading to erect, many-flowered, dense.
Pistillate inflorescence: below staminate inflorescence on same or separate stalk, 1-flowered.
Staminate flower: sepals 5–6, minute; stamens 10–12.
Fruit: mature yr 2; nut 1, 20–35 mm, ovoid to ± spheric, partly enclosed by cup-like involucre (cup); cup (1.5)2–3 cm diam, saucer-shaped, scales slender, ± tapered, reflexed to spreading. [Lithocarpus densiflorus (Hook. & Arn.) Rehder] [Online Interchange]
Unabridged note: Expanded author citation: Notholithocarpus densiflorus (Hook. & Arn.) Manos, C.H. Cannon & S. Oh
1. Tree < 30(45) m; leaf generally serrate, prominently veined abaxially ..... var. densiflorus
1' Shrub < 3 m; leaf entire to few-toothed, obscurely veined abaxially ..... var. echinoides
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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