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 dumosa var. bullata Engelm.
  • Quercus dumosa subsp. durata (Jeps.) A.Camus
  • Quercus dumosa var. revoluta Sarg.

Quercus durata (California scrub oak, leather oak) is an oak endemic to California.

Quercus durata var. durata is a strict serpentine endemic that grows in the Coast Ranges and northern Sierra Nevada. It is often a component of serpentine chaparral.[2]

Quercus durata is an evergreen shrub occasionally reaching 3 meters (10 feet) in height but usually much shorter. Leaves are rarely flat, usually cupped, with a thick layer of small branching hairs on the underside making it feel like felt.[3][4]


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

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