Chapters: Lithocarpus Densiflorus, Lithocarpus Edulis, Lithocarpus
Indutus, Lithocarpus Dodonaeifolius, Lithocarpus Formosanus,
Lithocarpus Crassinervius, Lithocarpus Platycarpus, Lithocarpus
Curtisii, Lithocarpus Kostermansii, Lithocarpus Maingayi,
Lithocarpus Erythrocarpus, Lithocarpus Kunstleri, Lithocarpus
Hendersonianus, Lithocarpus Cleistocarpus, Lithocarpus Burkillii,
Lithocarpus Kingii, Lithocarpus Ovalis, Lithocarpus Neorobinsonii,
Lithocarpus Kingianus. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 48. Not
illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial
membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from
more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Lithocarpus
densiflorus, commonly known as the Tanoak or Tanbark-oak, is an
evergreen tree in the beech family Fagaceae, native to the western
United States, in California as far south as the Transverse Ranges
and north to southwest Oregon. It can reach 40 m tall (though 1525
m is more usual) in the California Coast Ranges, and can have a
trunk diameter of 60190 cm. Although currently included in the
genus Lithocarpus, genetic evidence (Manos et al. 2001) suggests it
is only distantly related to the rest of the genus (all found in
southeast Asia). The leaves are alternate, 715 cm long, with
toothed margins and a hard, leathery texture, and persist for 34
years. At first they are covered in dense orange-brown scurfy hairs
on both sides, but those on the upper surface soon wear off, those
on the under surface persisting longer but eventually wearing off
too. The seed is a nut 23 cm long and 2 cm diameter, very similar
to an oak acorn, but with a very hard, woody nut shell more like a
hazel nut. The nut sits in a cup during its 18-month maturation;
the outside surface of the cup is rough with short spines. The nuts
are produced in clusters of a few together on a single stem. The
nut kernel is very bitter, and is inedible for people without
extensive leachin...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=99995
Books + Company
|Country of origin:
||152 x 229 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!