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Quercus tomentella x ilex | Goleta

This is one of the purported hybrid Island/Holm Oaks (Quercus tomentella x ilex) growing in Goleta. Although these two species are not currently described as being within the same oak subgenus, these surprisingly consistent hybrids suggest a high level of reproductive compatibility between the two species.

Dave Muffly