Taxon: Quercus chrysolepis Liebm.

Genus: Quercus
Family: Fagaceae
Subfamily: Fagoideae
Nomen number: 30661
Place of publication: Overs. Kongel. Danske Vidensk. Selsk. Forh. Medlemmers Arbeider 1854:173. 1854
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 14-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Aug-1998
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • canyon live oak  (Source: Trees US) - English
  • canyon oak   - English
  • maul oak  (Source: F NAmer) - English

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Baja Norte, Chihuahua
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Oregon
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States New Mexico
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States Arizona, California, Nevada


  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Fagales. 1998 (L Fagales)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  • Pavlik, B. M. et al. 1991. Oaks of California 31-33.

Check other web resources for Quercus chrysolepis Liebm. :


  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image