[The Chinquapins of the Cascade Mts. of Oregon and Washington]

Golden Chinquapin, Giant Chinquapin

Chrysolepis chryosphylla var. chrysophylla

Synonym: Castanopsis chrysophylla var. chrysophylla

Golden Chinquapin, Giant Chinquapin: Chrysolepis chrysophylla var. chrysophylla

This photo shows a close-up of the inflorescence and upper stem leaves of golden chinquapin as seen along forest road #42 between Clear and Timothy Lakes in the Mt. Hood National Forest (or perhaps in the northwest corner of the Warm Springs Reservation?).........August 9, 2006.

Golden Chinquapin, Giant Chinquapin: Chrysolepis chrysophylla var. chrysophylla

This photo shows a close-up of the spiny fruit of golden chinquapin as seen along forest road #42 between Clear and Timothy Lakes in the Mt. Hood National Forest (or perhaps in the northwest corner of the Warm Springs Reservation?)..........August 9, 2006.

Leaf of Golden Chinquapin, Giant Chinquapin: Chrysolepis chrysophylla var. chrysophylla

This photo shows a close-up of a stem leaf of golden chinquapin as seen on the southwestern slopes of Lookout Mt. in the Badger Creek Wilderness.........August 2, 2007.

Fruits of Golden Chinquapin, Giant Chinquapin: Chrysolepis chrysophylla var. chrysophylla - Leaves of Golden Chinquapin, Giant Chinquapin: Chrysolepis chrysophylla var. chrysophylla

The two photos above show close-ups of the spiny fruits (left) and stem leaves (right) of golden chinquapin as seen on the southwestern slopes of Lookout Mt. in the Badger Creek Wilderness..........August 2, 2007. Click on each photo to see an enlarged version (2x).

Golden Chinquapin, Giant Chinquapin: Chrysolepis chrysophylla var. chrysophylla (Synonym: Castanopsis chrysophylla var. chrysophylla) - Tree-sized examples of Golden Chinquapin, Giant Chinquapin: Chrysolepis chrysophylla var. chrysophylla (Synonym: Castanopsis chrysophylla var. chrysophylla)

Tree-sized examples of giant chinquapin as seen along the Cold Springs Creek Trail #645 about one-quarter mile uphill from the Polallie Trailhead, Mount Hood National Forest............May 25, 2014.

Golden Chinquapin, Giant Chinquapin: Chrysolepis chrysophylla var. chrysophylla - Golden Chinquapin, Giant Chinquapin: Chrysolepis chrysophylla var. chrysophylla

Golden chinquapin as seen along the Eightmile Loop Trail from Eight Mile Campground, Mount Hood National Forest...........October 3, 2013.

Golden Chinquapin, Giant Chinquapin: Chrysolepis chrysophylla var. chrysophylla (Synonym: Castanopsis chrysophylla var. chrysophylla) - Golden Chinquapin, Giant Chinquapin: Chrysolepis chrysophylla var. chrysophylla (Synonym: Castanopsis chrysophylla var. chrysophylla) - Golden Chinquapin, Giant Chinquapin: Chrysolepis chrysophylla var. chrysophylla (Synonym: Castanopsis chrysophylla var. chrysophylla)

Golden chinquapin as seen in clearcuts northwest of the Cooper Spur Ski Area, Mt. Hood National Forest.........February 13, 2017.

Paul Slichter