Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Quercus grisea Leibmann
(Gray Oak)


Family: Fagaceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
None

Quercus grisea is perhaps our most common oak. It intergrades with Quercus arizonica, Quercus turbinella, and perhaps other oaks as well. The leaves are ovate, hairy and grayish green. The upper surface of the leaf is sparsely stellate pubescent. The lower leaf surface is densely stellate tomentose. The bark is furrowed. Quercus grisea is either a shrub or tree, depending on the circumstances.
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Quercus grisea, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Knight Mtn., May 9, 2007



Quercus grisea, with acorns, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Burro Mtns., Wood Canyon, Aug. 1, 2007



Quercus grisea, growth form, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, Dec. 3, 2008



Quercus grisea, macro of upper leaf surface, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Deadman Canyon, Dec. 4, 2008



Quercus grisea, macro of lower leaf surface, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Deadman Canyon, Dec. 4, 2008



Quercus grisea, closeup of winter twig, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, February 22, 2010



Quercus grisea, 1x macro of terminal bud of winter twig, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, February 22, 2010



Quercus grisea, 3x macro of lateral bud of winter twig, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, February 22, 2010


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