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 Quercus acherdophylla

Trel. 1924 Mem. Natl. Acad. Sci. 20: 183

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RangeMexico (Hidalgo, Puebla, Veracruz); 1500-2500 m;
Growth habitto 30 m tall; trunk to 1.5 m in diameter;
Leaves 6-7 cm X 2-3; deciduous (or evergreen in cultivation); lanceolate or elliptic oblong, sometimes oblanceolate; apex acute, sometimes bristle-tipped; base rounded or attenuate; margin entire, thick, slightly revolute and wavy, without teeth; dark lustrous green, hairless above; dull beneath, with woolly pubescence at axils and along midrib, especially near base, which diminishes, remaining withish axillary tufts; 10-12 vein pairs, slightly raised beneath; petiole 3-5 mm long, becoming hairless; young leaves hairy, attractive bronze;
Fruits acorn subglobose, 0.6-1 cm in diameter, mucronate, glabrous; singly or paired on a short peduncle; cup shallow, enclosing 1/3 of nut, with appressed, glabrescent scales; maturing in 1 year;

Bark, twigs and

bark smooth at first, becoming furrowed; twig slender but stiff, glabrescent, dull brown, with small lenticels; bud ovoid, hairless, 3 mm long;
Hardiness zone, habitat hardy zone 7-8; fast growing;
Miscellaneous-- A. Camus = n° 369;
-- Sub-genus Quercus, section Lobatae;
-- For several Authors in Central America, it is a synonym of Q.salicifolia.
-- For today's Authors (Zavala-Chavez, 2003) it is a synonym of Q.mexicana
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