Quercus arizonica Arizona White Oak
TREE. Leaves are oval, usually pointed, slightly fuzzy, sometimes
obscurely toothed. Bark is light gray. Drops its leaves in
early spring just before flowers and new leaves appear. In the Empires,
a rare tree that is restricted to a few rocky canyon washes in desert grassland.
One of the largest individuals is pictured above. Q. turbinella
has smaller grayish-green leaves that are smooth and distinctly toothed.
Q. oblongifolia is a shorter, more gnarled tree with bluish green
blunt oval leaves. Q. emoryi has toothed leaves and dark gray
FAMILY: Fagaceae (Beech Family)