Taxon  Report   6987 
Quercus chrysolepis  Liebm.
Canyon live oak,  Canyon oak, maul oak, goldcup oak, Gold cup live oak, Gold cup oak
Quercus chrysolepis
© 2002 Charles E. Jones
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Quercus chrysolepis
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Quercus chrysolepis
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Quercus chrysolepis, a dicot, is a tree that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Quercus chrysolepis
© 2014 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Family: FAGACEAE  
Genus: Quercus
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Habitat: canyons, slopes [Walker]
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS (ACORNS)   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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TJM2: Quercus chrysolepis var. nana
More information about  Quercus chrysolepis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 21, 2016).

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