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Shrub, tree, evergreen or not; monoecious.
Leaf: simple, alternate, petioled; margin entire to lobed; stipules small, generally deciduous.
Staminate inflorescence: catkin or stiff spike, many-flowered.
Pistillate inflorescence: 1–few-flowered, generally above staminate inflorescence; involucre bracts many, generally overlapping, flat or cylindric.
Staminate flower: calyx generally 4–6-lobed, minute; petals 0; stamens 4–12+.
Pistillate flower: calyx generally 6-lobed, minute; petals 0; ovary inferior, style branches generally 3.
Fruit: 1 nut subtended, partly enclosed by scaly, cup-like involucre or 1–3 nuts subtended, enclosed by spiny, bur-like involucre; mature yrs 1–2.
Seed: generally 1.
7 genera, ± 900 species: generally n hemisphere. [Li et al. 2004 Int J Plant Sci 165:311–324] Wood of Quercus critical for pre-20th century ship-building, charcoal for metallurgy; some now supply wood (Fagus, Quercus), cork (Quercus suber), food (Castanea, chestnut). Lithocarpus densiflorus moved to Notholithocarpus. —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Unabridged references: [Li, R.-Q., Chen, Z.-D., Lu, A.-M., Soltis, D. E., Soltis, P. S., & Manos, P. S. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships in Fagales based on DNA sequences from three genomes. Int. J. Plant Sci. 165: 311–324.]
Key to Fagaceae
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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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