island live oak Fagaceae Quercus tomentella
Leaf:Alternate, evergreen, simple, oblong, 1 1/2 to 3 inches long, entire, wavy or toothed margin, often revolute, leathery, parallel veins that are raised beneath, shiny green above, dull and very fuzzy beneath.
Flower:Species is monoecious; males in long drooping catkins, yellow-green; females very small spikes in leaf axils, appearing with the leaves.
Fruit:Oblong acorn, 1 inch long; thin cap with hairy scales covers 1/4 of nut; ripens in 2 seasons in early fall.
Twig:Slender, greenish brown, fuzzy; terminal buds clustered, fuzzy, sharp pointed.
Bark:Gray-brown, thin, splits into shallow fissures that with time develop into flat, fine scaly patches.
Form:An evergreen, small tree up to 40 feet tall with a spreading rounded crown.