Australian New Crops Info 2016
Supported by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Quercus oblongifolia



This species is usually known as:

Quercus oblongifolia


This species has also been known as:

Quercus oblongifolia var. brevilobata, Quercus oblongifolia var. pallidinervis


Common names:

Mexican Blue Oak, Sonoran Blue Oak



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Quercus oblongifolia: 16]



Popularity of Quercus oblongifolia over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Quercus oblongifolia (histogram and left hand axis scale of left-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box); Right-hand Plot: Plot of a proportional micro index, derived from numbers of papers mentioning Quercus oblongifolia as a proportion (scaled by multiplying by one million) of the approximate total number of papers available in databases for that year (frequency polygon and left-hand axis scale of right-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box)] 

[For larger charts showing the numbers of papers that have mentioned this species over years, select this link; there are links to come back from there]



[Total number of keywords included in the papers that mentioned this species: 57]


AVIRIS (1), communities, patterns and elementary processes - ecological communities, classified (2), community ecology, patterns and processes - two species, at a particular location (2), complex indirect interactions - chains of three or more interacting species (2), Elton's functional roles of species - crucial, communities changing in response to natural or anthropogenic changes (2), natural patterns, and mathematical models - causes of community organization (2), physically defined communities, species assemblages - in place or habitat (2), plant species composition changes, along elevational gradient - Santa Catalina Mountains of southeastern Arizona (2), species richness, convenient descriptive device - functional attributes of communities (2), trophic levels, subsets of species within communities - energy acquisition in similar ways (2), understanding of sources of biological diversity - in stressed, fragmented natural ecosystems (2), bog oak (1), Carbon loads (1), causal modelling (1), Classification and regression trees (1), Climate change (1), ecological niche modelling (1), Equivalent water thickness (1), floristics (1), Forest stand structure (1), Fuels mapping (1), General circulation model (1), Genetic adaptation (1), genetic diversity (1), genetic structure (1), Gradient analysis (1), Growth and yield (1), identification (1), landscape genetics (1), leaf margin analysis (LMA) (1), Mexico (1), MODIS (1), North America (1), oak trees (1), Quercus (1), Remote sensing (1), Site index (1), Species composition (1), species distribution models (1), Species–climate relationships (1), Stand dynamics (1), synthetic floras (1), temperature (1), trees (1), Vegetation index (1), Vegetation mapping (1), Water content (1)


[If all keywords are not here (as indicated by .....), they can be accessed from this link; there are links to come back from there]



Most likely scope for crop use/product (%):
[Please note: When there are only a few papers mentioning a species, care should be taken with the interpretation of these crop use/product results; as well, a mention may relate to the use of a species, or the context in which it grows, rather than a product]


ornamental (46.31), genetics (46.13), medicinal (0.94), timber (0.71), fruit (0.68), poison (0.68), weed (0.52), starch (0.31), cereal (0.22), nutraceutical (0.22)…..


[To see the full list of crop use/product outcomes, from searching abstracts of the papers that have mentioned this species, select this link; details of the analysis process have also been included; there are links to come back from there]



Recent mentions of this species in the literature:
[since 2012, with links to abstracts; The references from 1901-2013 which have been used for the trend, keyword and crop use/product analyses below, are listed below these references]


Lanza K and Stone Jr B (2016) Climate adaptation in cities: What trees are suitable for urban heat management? Landscape and Urban Planning 153, 74-82.

Ricker M, Valencia-Avalos S, Hernández HM, Gómez-Hinostrosa C, Martínez-Salas EM, Alvarado-Cárdenas LO, Wallnöfer B, Ramos CH and Mendoza PE (2016) Tree and tree-like species of Mexico: Apocynaceae, Cactaceae, Ebenaceae, Fagaceae, and Sapotaceae. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87, 1189-1202.

Villaseñor JL (2016) Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87, 559-902.

Ortego J, Riordan EC, Gugger PF and Sork VL (2012) Influence of environmental heterogeneity on genetic diversity and structure in an endemic southern Californian oak. Molecular Ecology 21, 3210-3223.



References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Quercus oblongifolia: 16; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Ortego J, Riordan EC, Gugger PF and Sork VL (2012) Influence of environmental heterogeneity on genetic diversity and structure in an endemic southern Californian oak. Molecular Ecology 21, 3210-23.

Morin PJ (2011) Communities. In ‘Community Ecology’. (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 1-23. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd).

Crookston NL, Rehfeldt GE, Dixon GE and Weiskittel AR (2010) Addressing climate change in the forest vegetation simulator to assess impacts on landscape forest dynamics. Forest Ecology and Management 260, 1198-211.

Adams JM, Green WA and Zhang Y (2008) Leaf margins and temperature in the North American flora: Recalibrating the paleoclimatic thermometer. Global and Planetary Change 60, 523-34.

Cheng Y-B, Ustin SL, Riaño D and Vanderbilt VC (2008) Water content estimation from hyperspectral images and MODIS indexes in Southeastern Arizona. Remote Sensing of Environment 112, 363-74.

Poulos HM, Camp AE, Gatewood RG and Loomis L (2007) A hierarchical approach for scaling forest inventory and fuels data from local to landscape scales in the Davis Mountains, Texas, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 244, 1-15.

Anonymous (2005) Oak Trees. In ‘Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia’. (Ed.^(Eds  pp. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.).

Elias DO, Mason AC and Hoy RR (2004) The effect of substrate on the efficacy of seismic courtship signal transmission in the jumping spider Habronattus dossenus (Araneae: Salticidae). J. Exp. Biol. 207, 4105-10.

Ajello L (1995) WOODLANDS

Comparative Ecology of Respiratory Mycotic Disease Agents. Ecological Rest. 13, 113-7.

Szaro RC and King RM (1990) Sampling intensity and species richness: Effects on delineating southwestern riparian plant communities. Forest Ecology and Management 33-34, 335-49.

Luz JLLdl (1988) Quercus oblongifolia Torr. (Fagaceae). Madrono : a west american journal of botany. 35, 280.


Willingham CA and Oppenheimer CH (1964) MODIFIED DEVICE FOR ANAEROBIC DISPENSING OF REDUCED MEDIA. J. Bacteriol. 88, 541-2.

Van Emden F (1938) ON THE TAXONOMY OF RHYNCHOPHORA LARVAE (COLEOPTERA). Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London 87, 1-37.

Watson SH and Kibler CS (1922) ETIOLOGY OF HAY-FEVER IN ARIZONA AND THE SOUTHWEST. J Am Med Assoc 78, 719-22.

Livingston BE (1916) The Vegetation of a Desert Mountain Range. Science 43, 821-3.

Morin PJ Communities. In ‘Community Ecology’. (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 1-23. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd).


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