Quercus kelloggii. CALIFORNIA BLACK OAK. California, Oregon
FAGACEAE (Oak or beech family)

Native to the hills not far from campus, black oak is a deciduous tree with deeply lobed leaves (usually seven lobes) and a number of bristles on each lobe where the veins terminate. The leaf shape is similar to that of Quercus coccinea, but the color is a deeper green, glossy on top and lighter beneath. The acorn is about 1½ inches long, about half enclosed in the scaly cup. California black oak accounts for about one-fifth of all hardwoods in California. To see fine examples, sign up for a tour of Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. Six young trees are on Bonair Siding at the edge of the Maples Pavilion parking lot: UTM 10S 0574466 4142491

Illustration: McMinn, Howard E. and Evelyn Maino. 1951. An illustrated manual of Pacific coast trees; with lists of trees recommended for various uses on the Pacific coast by H. W. Shepherd. 2d ed. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press.

Other campus oaks: Quercus -- Oak Notes | Quercus agrifolia | Quercus cerris | Quercus chrysolepis | Quercus coccifera calliprinos | Quercus coccinea | Quercus diversifolia | Quercus douglasii | Quercus engelmannii | Quercus greggii | Quercus ilex | Quercus kelloggii | Quercus lobata | Quercus macrocarpa | Quercus marilandica | Quercus mexicana | Quercus palustris | Quercus parvula shreveii | Quercus robur | Quercus rubra | Quercus suber | Quercus virginiana | Quercus wislizeni

Illustrations (links open new windows): Jasper Ridge plant photo archive http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=jrbp Quercus kelloggii

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