Calflora
Taxon  Report   11880    
Notholithocarpus densiflorus  (Hook. & Arn.) Manos, C.H. Cannon, & S. Oh
Tanoak
Notholithocarpus densiflorus
© 2008 Kim Cabrera
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Notholithocarpus densiflorus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Notholithocarpus densiflorus
© 2004 Kim Cabrera
Notholithocarpus densiflorus, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Notholithocarpus densiflorus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: FAGACEAE  
Genus: Notholithocarpus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Lithocarpus densiflorus
More information about  Notholithocarpus densiflorus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 15, 2018).

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