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Research and Conservation in Southern Sonora, Mexico

Quercus tarahumara (handbasin oak, güeja)

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The most distinctive trait of Quercus tarahumara is its gigantic leaves with the substance of cardboard. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

 


Quercus tarahumara on Mex 16 below Yécora, Sonora. This tree is about 10 meters (30 feet) tall, but looks like a sapling because one expects the leaves to be the size of "normal" oaks. Photo: Mark Dimmitt


A small sapling of Quercus tarahumara at Rancho Santa Bárbara northeast of Alamos, Sonora. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

 

A nearly pure stand of Quercus albocincta at Rancho Santa Bárbara northeast of Alamos, Sonora. Photos: Mark Dimmitt