This genus is not native
to Oregon and is currently not fully described on this website.
- Leaves: Long (10 inches), slender leaves with
prominent curved teeth along edges.
- Leaves have a shiny, waxy surface that make them look evergreen,
but they're deciduous.
- Fruit: Two to four smooth, brown nuts (edible
after roasting) inside a very prickly burr that opens around Halloween.
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For more information on this tree, check here:
Dendrology at Virginia Tech: Searchable
USDA Forest Service: Silvics
of North American Tree Species
by common name trees
by scientific name dichotomous
a book "Trees to Know" more
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