Taxon  Report   6987    
Quercus chrysolepis  Liebm.
Canyon live oak,  Canyon oak, maul oak, goldcup oak, Gold cup live oak, Gold cup oak
Quercus chrysolepis
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Quercus chrysolepis
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Quercus chrysolepis
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Quercus chrysolepis, a dicot, is a tree that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Quercus chrysolepis
© 2018 joaquin hale
Family: FAGACEAE  
Genus: Quercus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)


Habitat: canyons, slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Quercus chrysolepis var. nana
ICPN: Quercus chrysolepis f. grandis
ICPN: Quercus chrysolepis f. hansenii
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More information about  Quercus chrysolepis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).