Notholithocarpus densiflorus

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Notholithocarpus densiflorus
Notholithocarpus densiflorus


Taxonavigation: Fagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fagales

Familia: Fagaceae
Genus: Notholithocarpus
Species: Notholithocarpus densiflorus
Varieties: N. d. var. densiflorus – N. d. var. echinoides



Notholithocarpus densiflorus (Hook. & Arn.) Manos, Cannon & S.H.Oh, Madroño 55: 188 (2008).


  • Basionym
    • Quercus densiflora Hook. & Arn., Bot. Beechey Voy.: 391 (1840).
  • Homotypic
    • Pasania densiflora (Hook. & Arn.) Oerst., Vidensk. Meddel. Naturhist. Foren. Kjøbenhavn 1866: 83 (1866).
    • Synaedrys densiflora (Hook. & Arn.) Koidz., Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 30: 199 (1916).
    • Lithocarpus densiflorus (Hook. & Arn.) Rehder in L.H.Bailey, Stand. Cycl. Hort.: 3569 (1917).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Tropical
    • Regional: Southeastern USA
      • California, Oregon

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Additional references

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. 2011. World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Reference page

Vernacular names

English: Tanoak