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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Quercus toumeyi Sarg.
USDA Symbol: QUTO2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Evergreen shrub or small tree with short trunk, broad, irregular crown of many branches, and numerous crowded, very small leaves.
Toumey Oak probably has the smallest leaves of all native tree oaks. While local in distribution, it is not rare. It is named for James William Tuomey (1865-1932), the U.S. forester and botanist, who discovered this species in 1894.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
AZ , NM , TX Native Distribution:
Extreme SW. New Mexico, SE. Arizona, and adjacent N. Mexico; at 4000-7000 (1219-2134 m).
Mountain slopes; in oak woodland with other evergreen
oaks. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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Record Modified: 2008-05-22
Research By: TWC Staff