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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Chrysolepis chrysophylla
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
Chrysolepis chrysophylla
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Chrysolepis chrysophylla
© 2008 Jorg Fleige
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
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Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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 California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 31, 2015).

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