Taxon  Report   2069 
Chrysolepis chrysophylla  (Hook.) Hjelmq.
Giant chinquapin, golden chinquapin
Chrysolepis chrysophylla, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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© 2010 Julie Kierstead Nelson
 Plant Characteristics
 and Associations

Bloom Period
Communities: Redwood Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Chaparral
Habitat: slopes, ridges [Walker]
Family: FAGACEAE  
Genus: Chrysolepis
Subspecies and Varieties:
Chrysolepis chrysophylla var. chrysophylla
Chrysolepis chrysophylla var. minor
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 Information about  Chrysolepis chrysophylla  from other sources:
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website references on Google


Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

2012 Jepson Manual Treament from the Jepson Herbarium,
University of California, Berkeley

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Database

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of Calif. Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 23, 2014).

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