Calflora
Taxon  Report   7008    
Quercus turbinella  Greene
Grey oak,  Shrub live oak, Sonoran scrub oak
Quercus turbinella
© 2005 Robert Sivinski
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Quercus turbinella
© 2016 John Doyen
Quercus turbinella
© E.(Jed) and Bonnie McClellan 1999 California Academy of Sciences
Quercus turbinella, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Quercus turbinella
© 2013 Jean Pawek
Family: FAGACEAE  
Genus: Quercus
Communities: Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS (ACORNS)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Quercus dumosa var. turbinella
More information about  Quercus turbinella
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

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (QUTU2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

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 19, 2018).

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