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1b. Lithocarpus densiflorus var. echinoides (R. Brown ter) Abrams, Ill. Fl. Pacific States. 1: 516. 1923.

Dwarf tanbark

Quercus echinoides R. Brown ter, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 4, 7: 251. 1871

Shrubs , ascending, to 2(-3)m. Twigs densely tomentose. Leaf blade usually flat, to 60mm, veins not deeply impressed. Fruits: cup scales usually strongly recurved.

Flowering summer (Jul-Aug). Open conifer forest, margins of woods, and dry slopes; 600-2200 m; Calif., Oreg.

Lithocarpus densiflorus var. echinoides is found in scattered locations in the Siskiyou region and the Sierra Nevada south to Mariposa County, California.


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