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Quercus parvula  Greene  var. tamalpaisensis  S. K. Langer
Tamalpais oak
Quercus parvula var. tamalpaisensis is a shrub that is native to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).
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Observation Search
~39 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
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Parent: Quercus parvula
Genus: Quercus
Family: Fagaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Toxicity: Do not eat the fruit or leaf of this plant.
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Information about  Quercus parvula var. tamalpaisensis from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (QUPAT)

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[www.wildflower.org] Characteristics, Description, Habitat: 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 one third to two thirds nut. Bloom Information Bloom Color: Green , Brown Bloom Time: Mar , Apr Distribution USA: CA Native Habitat: Valleys, slopes, sand chaparral. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/18/2024).