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Common (vernacular) names applied to California vascular plants

compiled by Elizabeth Painter

up to date as of May 1, 2016

Common names (also referred to as vernacular names) are applied differently at different times and places by different users. This list is compiled from many sources and is intended to be as comprehensive as possible. It is not intended to indicate which common name is correct or preferred. Please send comments about this page to Elizabeth Painter (

TaxonQuercus X macdonaldii
Family common name(s)oak; beech
Genus common name(s)oak; true oak; encino; encina; roble
Species common name(s)MacDonald's oak; MacDonald oak; Macdonald's oak; Macdonald oak; McDonald oak; McDonald oak; McDonald's oak; Mcdonald's oak; Mcdonald oak
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxahybrid oak is applied to multiple Quercus taxa
NotesMcDonald is a proper name, so upper case preferable; apparently named for McDonald, not MacDonald
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etc[Quercus pacifica X Quercus lobata]
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