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Quercus ajoensis

Quercus ajoensis C.H. Mull.

Ajo Mountain Oak, Ajo Mountain Scrub Oak, Ajo Oak, Shrub Live Oak

Fagaceae (Beech family)

Synonym(s): Quercus turbinella ssp. ajoensis, Quercus turbinella var. ajoensis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Fruit Type: Nut
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall.
Fruit: Acorns usually annual, solitary or paired, oblong to narrowly ovoid. Cup shallowly cup-shaped.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


Native Habitat: Igneous slopes.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-11-02
Research By: CBR

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