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Quercus durata

Quercus durata Jeps.

Leather Oak

Fagaceae (Beech family)


USDA Symbol: QUDU4

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 solitary or paired, globose, ovoid or cylindric. Cup reddish, hemispheric, deeply cup-shaped or turbinate, enclosing to 1/2 nut or more.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Serpentine soils and chaparral on dry, exposed, loose slopes in nonserpentine soils.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
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 durata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Quercus durata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Quercus durata


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

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