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  Quercus acutifolia
Author Née 1801
Synonyms acutifolia var. conspersa (Benth) A.DC 1864
acutifolia var. microcarpa A.DC 1864
conspersa Benth. 1842
correpta Trel. 1924 Diagnosis here
nitida sensu Mart. & Gal. 1843, nom. illeg.
uruapanensis Trel. 1922 Diagnosis here
Local names encino pipitillo; tepozcohuite;
Range Mexico (Chiapas, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Oaxaca); Guatemala; 400-2400 m;
Growth habit 3 to 30 m; generally 10-15 m; trunk to 0.5 m in diameter;

5-10 (-20) x 2-6 cm; deciduous; thickly leathery; broadly lanceolate to ovate or obovate (no more than 4 times longer as wide); apex pointed to acuminate, bristle-tipped; base rounded or subcordate or attenuate; margin mostly entire, thickenned, revolute; dark olive green, glabrous, slightly lustrous above; almost hairless beneath with golden glandular hairs, sometimes axil tufts; 7-14 veins pairs, straight or slightly curved, flat adaxially, raised beneath; midrib raised abaxially; petiole glabrescent 7-30 mm ;

Flowers male catkins 4-11 cm long, pubescent, with 20-50 flowers, from February to March; pistillate ones 0.6-2 cm, 1 to 4-flowered;

acorn ovoid 1-1,9 cm, glabrescent, with thin pericarp; singly or to 4 on a stout peduncle 2-20 mm long; cup half-round, with rim mostly rolled under, with pubescent, flat scales, covering 1/3 or 1/2 of nut; maturing in 2 years (from June to February);

Bark, twigs and

bark dark brown, rough, broken into square plates; twigs 1-3.5 mm in diameter, becoming glabrous, red brown, with numerous pale lenticels; buds pointed, pubescent, 3-7 mm long; stipules linear 3-7 mm long, pubescent, deciduous;
Hardiness zone, habitat hardy in zone 8;
Miscellaneous -- Sub-genus Quercus, section Lobatae, sub-section Erythromexicanae, Seris Acutifoliae;
-- This species was formerly named Q. conspersa, but S. Valencia-
A. thinks that there were an error in the past, and that Q. conspersa is actually the species named formerly Q. acutifolia, so the name "conspersa" becomes a simple synonym; moreover, the species named formerly Q. acutifolia becomes Q. grahamii;
-- Threatened (IUCN Red List Category : VU)

-- For S. Valencia- A. Q. correpta is a synonym of Q. sapotifolia ;

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