Quercus durata

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Quercus durata
var. durata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Species: Q. durata
Binomial name
Quercus durata
Quercus durata range map.JPG

Quercus durata (California scrub oak, leather oak; syn. Quercus dumosa revoluta Sarg.) is an oak endemic to California.

Quercus durata var. durata is a strict serpentine endemic that occurs in the Coast Range and northern Sierra Nevadas. It is often a component of serpentine chaparral. Most individuals are short (< 5 metres (16 ft)) and have small, densely organized leaves.


This plant is often used as an urban tree and medicinal plant.[citation needed]

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