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Quercus durata, the California scrub oak, or leather oak, is an oak endemic to California.

Quercus durata
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var. durata
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Subgenus: Quercus subg. Quercus
Section: Quercus sect. Quercus
Species:
Q. durata
Binomial name
Quercus durata
Quercus durata range map.JPG
Synonyms[1]
  • Quercus dumosa var. bullata Engelm.
  • Quercus dumosa subsp. durata (Jeps.) A.Camus
  • Quercus dumosa var. revoluta Sarg.

Quercus durata var. durata is a strict serpentine endemic that grows in the Coast Ranges and northern Sierra Nevada. It is often a component of serpentine chaparral.[2]

Quercus durata is an evergreen shrub occasionally reaching 3 meters (10 feet) in height but usually much shorter. Leaves are rarely flat, usually cupped, with a thick layer of small branching hairs on the underside making it feel like felt.[3][4]

CultivationEdit

Quercus durata is often used as an urban tree and medicinal plant.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Quercus durata Jeps.". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – via The Plant List.
  2. ^ "Quercus durata". Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database – via www.calflora.org.
  3. ^ Nixon, Kevin C. (1997). "Quercus durata". In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (ed.). Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA). 3. New York and Oxford – via eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  4. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2010. Leather Oak, Quercus durata. Encyclopedia of Earth. National Council for Science and Environment. Washington DC

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