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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Quercus turbinella (Scrub oak, encinillo)

Cabeza Prieta Peak

 

 Quercus turbinella

 Quercus turbinella

 Quercus turbinella

 Quercus turbinella

 Quercus turbinella

 Quercus turbinella

 Quercus turbinella

Habitat: canyons, arroyos, mountains
Life Form: tree
Leaf Description: alternate simple glaucous
Flower Color: greenish or green
Flowering Period: spring
Spines: spiny leaves
Family: Fagaceae (beech family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 15. Eudicots: Fagaceae to Lythraceae. Phytoneuron 2015-59: 1-53. Published 20 Oct 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 3 (8.5 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Quercus turbinella (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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