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|Genus: Quercus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Quercus chrysolepis Liebm.
Habit: Shrub to tree < 35 m, evergreen; trunk bark narrowly furrowed, scaly, pale gray; twigs golden-tomentose, +- glabrous in age. Leaf: (1.5)3--6 cm, leathery; petiole 3--10 mm; blade oblong to oblong- or round-ovate, adaxially dark green, abaxially golden-puberulent, glabrous in age, dull, +- gray, tip acute to abruptly pointed, margin entire or spine-toothed. Fruit: cup 17--30 mm wide, 5--10 mm deep, saucer- to bowl-shaped, scales thick, +- tubercled to not, golden-tomentose; nut 25--30 mm, 14--20 mm wide, +- ovoid, oblong, or elliptic, distally obtuse to rounded, shell woolly inside; mature in year 2.
Ecology: Canyons, shaded slopes, chaparral, mixed-evergreen forest, woodland; Elevation: 30--2750 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP (exc GV), e DMtns; Distribution Outside California: Oregon, Arizona, Baja California. Flowering Time: Apr--May Note: Highly variable. Hybridizes with Quercus palmeri, Quercus tomentella, Quercus vacciniifolia.
Synonyms: Quercus chrysolepis var. nana (Jeps.) Jeps.
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti & John M. Tucker
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Quercus cedrosensis
Next taxon: Quercus cornelius-mulleri
Citation for this treatment: Thomas J. Rosatti & John M. Tucker 2016. Quercus chrysolepis, Revision 2, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=40565, accessed on October 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 27, 2016.