Quercus castaneifolia Fagaceae
Chestnut-leaved Oak, Chestnutleaf Oak, Persian Oak KWER-kus kas-tan-ee-i-FO-lee-a
- Deciduous tree, to about 85 ft (25 m) high, rounded crown. Leaves alternate, simple, elliptic-oblong to lanceolate, 7-16 cm long, base wedge-shaped to rounded, margin coarsely serrate, 6-14 vein pairs terminating in teeth, glossy dark green above, gray tomentose to glabrous below. Acorns with a very short stalk (nearly sessele), 2-3 cm long, cup enclosing more than half.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 7 Native to the Caucasus and Iran.
- castaneifolia: from Castane, the genus of chestnut, and folia, leaf.
- Davis, California: U.C. Davis Arboretum.