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Quercus toumeyi (Toumey oak)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Quercus toumeyi

Quercus toumeyi Sarg.

Toumey oak

Fagaceae (Beech Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: QUTO2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Complexity: Simple
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Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: AZ , NM , TX
Native Distribution: Extreme SW. New Mexico, SE. Arizona, and adjacent N. Mexico; at 4000-7000 (1219-2134 m).
Native Habitat: Mountain slopes; in oak woodland with other evergreen oaks.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Quercus toumeyi in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Quercus toumeyi in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Quercus toumeyi

Metadata

Record Modified: 2008-05-22
Research By: TWC Staff

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