Chrysolepis sempervirens

(Kellogg) Hjelmquist

Bot. Not. 113: 377. 1960.

Common names: Bush golden chinquapin Sierra chinkapin
Basionym: Castanea sempervirens Kellogg Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1: 71. 1855
Synonyms: Castanopsis sempervirens (Kellogg) Dudley
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Shrubs, rhizomatous-spreading, 0.2-1(-2.5) m. Bark gray or brown, thin, smooth. Twigs densely covered with tight, yellowish, peltate trichomes. Leaves: petiole 10-15 mm. Leaf blade oblong to oblanceolate, to 75 mm, margins entire, apex obtuse, occasionally somewhat acute; surfaces abaxially rusty or golden pubescent, often becoming glabrate and glaucous with age. Fruits: cupule yellowish, 20-60 mm thick, densely spiny, surface obscured; nut light brown, 8-13 mm, glabrous, completely enclosed by cupule until maturity.

Phenology: Flowering summer (Jul–Aug).
Habitat: Rocky slopes, chaparral, conifer forest, mostly at high elevations
Elevation: 0-3300 m


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Kevin C. Nixon +
(Kellogg) Hjelmquist +
Castanea sempervirens +
Bush golden chinquapin +  and Sierra chinkapin +
Calif. +  and Oreg. +
0-3300 m +
Rocky slopes, chaparral, conifer forest, mostly at high elevations +
Flowering summer (Jul–Aug). +
Endemic +  and Illustrated +
Castanopsis sempervirens +
Chrysolepis sempervirens +
Chrysolepis +
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