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Quercus parvula var. tamalpaisensis

Quercus parvula Greene var. tamalpaisensis S.K. Langer

Tamalpais Oak

Fagaceae (Beech family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Fruit Type: Nut
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall.
Fruit: Acorns biennial, narrowly conic or ovoid to narrowly oblong. Cup deeply and narrowly cup-shaped or U-shaped, enclosing 1/3-2/3 nut.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Valleys, slopes, sand chaparral.

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.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Quercus parvula var. tamalpaisensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Quercus parvula var. tamalpaisensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Quercus parvula var. tamalpaisensis


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

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