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Quercus welshii R. A. Denham

Quercus welshii

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Quercus welshii, the wavy leaf oak, shinnery oak, or Tucker oak, is a North American species of shrub in the (beech family) found in the Colorado Plateau and Canyonlands region of the southwestern United States.[3]:143

Description

Growth pattern

Quercus welshii is a deciduous shrub 2 to 6 feet (0.61 to 1.83 m) tall.[3]:143

Roots, stems, and leaves

Quercus welshii has an elaborate root system that helps stabilize soils in sandy desert scrub communities.[3]:143

Elliptical or lance-shaped leaves with 6-10 lobes along the margins, with pointed tips, sometimes with lobes and teeth.[3]:143

Leaves are up to 12 to 2 inches (1.3 to 5.1 cm) long with dense hairs on both sides, becoming smooth with age.[3]:143

Quercus welshii is well anchored in sandy soils by complex root systems.[3]:143

Inflorescence and fruit

Quercus welshii blooms from March to June.[3]:143

Male and female flowers are in separate hanging clusters.[3]:143

Acorns are 12 to 34 inch (13 to 19 mm) long.[3]:143

Habitat and range

Quercus welshii can be found in sand desert shrub communities, and sandy soils of blackbrush scrub and pinyon juniper woodland communities in Arizona, Utah, western Colorado, and northwestern New Mexico.[3]:143[4]

Ecological and human interactions

The species was named after Stanley L. Welsh.[3]:143

References

  1. ^ "Quercus welshii R.A.Denham", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP), Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 5 September 2014 – via The Plant List
  2. ^ "Quercus welshii", International Plant Names Index (IPNI), Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Canyon Country Wildflowers, Damian Fagan, 2nd ed., 2012, Morris Bush Publishing, LLC. in cooperation with Canyonlands Natural History Association, ISBN 978-0-7627-7013-7
  4. ^ "Quercus welshii", County-level distribution map from the North American Plant Atlas (NAPA), Biota of North America Program (BONAP), 2014
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Quercus welshii: Brief Summary

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Quercus welshii, the wavy leaf oak, shinnery oak, or Tucker oak, is a North American species of shrub in the (beech family) found in the Colorado Plateau and Canyonlands region of the southwestern United States.:143

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