Saturday, December 17, 2016

Chrysolepis sempervirens (Bush Chinquapin)

 7/8/16 Lundy Canyon Trail, Inyo National Forest, 
Eastern Sierra, Mono County, CA

8/18/11 Whitney Portal, Lone Pine Region, Eastern Sierra, Inyo County, CA


COMMON NAME: Bush Chinquapin

SPECIES: Chrysolepis sempervirens

FAMILY: Fagaceae (Oak Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 8/18/2011

LOCATION: Whitney Portal, Lone Pine Region, Eastern Sierra, Inyo County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Shrub < 3(10) m; top rounded

Stem: trunk bark generally thin, ± smooth, generally not furrowed

Leaf: petiole 4–15 mm; blade 2–8(12) cm, ± elliptic, base tapered to rounded, tip obtuse to rounded; upper surface dull green; lower surface golden to rusty

Fruit: bur 2–3.5 cm diam; nut 8–13 mm

Ecology: Rocky slopes, coniferous forest, chaparral

Elevation: 700–3300 m.  

Bioregional distribution: Klamath Ranges, High North Coast Ranges, High Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, San Gabriel Mountains, San Bernardino Mountains, San Jacinto Mountains, w Modoc Plateau 

Distribution outside California: s Oregon

Synonyms: Castanopsis s. (Kellogg) Dudley 

Horticultural information: DRN, SUN: 4, 5, 6 &IRR: 1, 2, 3, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17; DFCLT.

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