Quercus peninsularis

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Quercus peninsularis
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Species: Q. peninsularis
Binomial name
Quercus peninsularis
Trel.

Quercus peninsularis, common name peninsular oak, is a species of oak endemic to Baja California, Mexico.[1] It is a shrub or small tree to 10 m, occurring in mountain valleys and canyons up to 3000 m. It is classified as a red oak (section Lobatae). Leaves are 5–8 cm, flat, leathery and hairy, with pointed tips and 2-5 pairs of teeth. Flowers occur in 3 cm catkins. Fruits are 1.5 cm acorns, stemless, ovoid, with hairy cupules, maturing in a year. Mature bark is reddish; young twigs are thin and hairy.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nixon, K. et al. 1998. Quercus peninsularis "2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.". Retrieved 2007-08-23. 
  2. ^ Trel. 1924. "Oaks of the World.". Retrieved 2013-11-28.