Gambel Oak (Quercus gambelii)
[ Trees > Hardwoods > Oaks . . . ] Forest Type: SW Desert / Ponderosa Zone
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: In arid regions of the southwestern Rocky Mountains; often mingled with ponderosa pine at lower elevations.
Stature: 25-35 feet high (often smaller); to 1 foot in diameter; with thick, erect branches; with an open crown.
Leaves: 3-7 inches long; with 7-9 rounded lobes; thick; dark green above; paler green and finely hairy below.
Bark: Grayish; composed of loose plates.
Acorns: To 3/4 inch long; enclosed about halfway in a scaly cup.
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Kuo, M. (2005, August). Gambel oak (Quercus gambelii). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/quercus_gambelii.html