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Pages from Gert's book
It was a great pleasure for me to be able to write about my...
Gert Fortgens | Feb 15, 2024
Quercus marlipoensis acorns
A new study has analyzed the germination characteristics of...
Website Editor | Feb 15, 2024
Gall on Quercus grahamii
A new species of oak gall wasp has been named in honor of...
Website Editor | Feb 14, 2024

Plant Focus

For this Species Spotlight we train our follow spot on an oak that is quite a star of the quercine scene: Quercus hypoleucoides (stage name...

Oak Nomenclature

Kellogg's Oak Names

Dr. Albert Kellogg aged 72

Albert Kellogg proposed six names for oaks, though only once is currently accepted.

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The latest issue of the journal TAXON includes a proposal to conserve the name Quercus pacifica Nixon & C.H. Mull., which is the recognized name for a shrubby oak endemic to three islands off the coast of southern California.