Quercus sadleriana

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Quercus sadleriana
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Subgenus: Quercus subg. Quercus
Section: Quercus sect. Quercus
Q. sadleriana
Binomial name
Quercus sadleriana

Quercus sadleriana is a species of oak known by the common names Sadler's oak and deer oak. It is native to southwestern Oregon and far northern California in the Klamath Mountains.[1] It grows in coniferous forests.[2]


Quercus sadleriana is a shrub growing 1 to 3 meters (3.3–10 feet) tall from a root network with rhizomes. The leaves are reminiscent of chestnut leaves, oval with toothed edges and rounded, faintly pointed ends. The fruit is an acorn with a cap between 1 and 2 centimeters (0.4-0.8 inch) wide and a spherical or egg-shaped, round-ended nut up to 2 centimeters (0.8 inch) long.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Quercus sadleriana". County-level distribution map from the North American Plant Atlas (NAPA). Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2014.
  2. ^ "Quercus sadleriana". 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. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database – via www.calflora.org.
  3. ^ Nixon, Kevin C. (1997). "Quercus sadleriana". In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (ed.). Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA). 3. New York and Oxford – via eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  4. ^ Brown, Robert (of Campster). 1871. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 4, volume 7: 249-250

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