This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A new oak is described by Dr. A. Kellogg, as follows: "The Dunn oak (Quercus Dunii). - From Lower California, presented by Mr. G. W. Dunn. This is a small tree, or commonly a clustered shrub, rarely exceeding ten feet high, and three to four inches in diameter. The foliage bears some resemblance to our evergreen field oak (Q. agrifolia), but the male catkins are in long, dense-flowered tassels, similar to Q. densiflora, the chestnut or tan-bark oak of the coast (mainly); cups like the Italian brigand hat, and almost destitute of any distinct scales; color, foxy-yellowish. More specimens are desirable for comparison; meanwhile it is thought best to make it known under the provisional name above. Leaves, perennial, sub-cordate-ovate, corneously spinous-dentate, teeth often rather remote and somewhat repand, abruptly acute, rigidly recurved, laminal wings more or less elevated and waved - tomentum very close, dense, dull whitish, chiefly beneath - one-half to one and one half inches long, and about one-half as broad, petioles short one-sixth to one-eighth in length; fruit solitary; sessile or short peduncled, on wood of the previous year - male aments in long fasicles, dense white or sub-creamy flowers - (like those of a castancea; wanting in the specimens); cup, obconically bell-shaped, the very obscure scales broad and thin, continuously united (apparently) into a succession of rings, one above the other, with lessening intervals to the sub-entire thin involuted margin; slightly fulvous externally, scar small, one-half to two and one-half lines broad; gland, oblong-ovate, acute." - Pacific Rural Press.
Plant Colors - are granules enclosed in cells which are about l-500th inch in diameter. Infinite multiplicity of colors is possible in the ever-varying groupings of the color cells. - The Garden.