tanoak (Lithocarpus densiflorus)
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Size: Grows to 100' tall and 3' in diameter,
but may also be shrubby.
alternate, evergreen. Thick and leathery; 3"-5" long;
bluish white fuzz underneath; margins smooth or toothed.
with spiked caps.
Twigs: Stout; buds clustered at tips; star-shaped
Bark: Thin with flattened ridges or plates.
- Distribution: It grows only in southwestern
Oregon and California, from sea level to about 5000'.
For more information about this species see "Trees
to Know in Oregon".
by common name trees
by scientific name dichotomous
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