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Silver-leaf Oak

Quercus hypoleucoides

Silver-leaf Oak, Quercus hypoleucoides, © by Michael Plagens

In Madera Canyon, Sta. Rita Mts., Arizona, USA. 10 Sept. 2010.

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TREE: Medium-sized tree with upright trunk and branches and dark gray bark. Typically, mature trees are mostly less than 14 m tall.

FLOWERS: Greenish-yellow flowers are small and in many-flowered, pendulous catkin-like spikes.

LEAVES: Evergreen leaves are glossy green on top and white on the lower surface. Leaves are elyptic with mostly entire margins.

RANGE:Silver-leaf Oaks are found in southern Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas. Also northern Sonora. They tend to occur in deep canyons where there is additional moisture and deeper soils.

FRUIT: Acorns.

UNARMED. Without thorns.

Fagaceae -- Oak Family

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