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|Family: Fagaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Quercus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Quercus tomentella Engelm.
Habit: Tree < 20 m, evergreen; trunk bark furrowed, scaly, gray or red-brown; young twigs tomentose. Leaf: 5--8 cm; petiole 5--18 mm; blade oblong to oblong-ovate, adaxially +- finely tomentose, glabrous in age, dark green, abaxially densely tomentose, sparsely tomentose in age, dull, gray-green, tip acute to obtuse, margin entire to crenate or mucro-toothed. Fruit: cup 20--30 mm wide, 6--8 mm deep, saucer- to bowl-shaped, scales thick, tubercled; nut 20--35 mm, widely ovoid, distally rounded, shell +- woolly inside; mature in year 2.
Ecology: Canyons, slopes, woodland; Elevation: < 600 m. Bioregional Distribution: ChI; Distribution Outside California: Baja California (Guadalupe Island). Flowering Time: Apr--May Note: Hybridizes with Quercus chrysolepis.
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti & John M. Tucker
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Quercus sadleriana
Next taxon: Quercus turbinella
Citation for this treatment: Thomas J. Rosatti & John M. Tucker 2016. Quercus tomentella, Revision 2, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=40764, accessed on December 04, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 04, 2016.