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  Quercus alpescens
Author Trel. 1924 Mem. Natl. Acad. Sci. 20: 83 1924.
Diagnosis here
Local names
Range Mexico (Hidalgo)
Growth habit 1 to 1.5 m
Leaves 3-4 cm long, 1-2 cm wide; evergreen; broadly elliptic; both ends rounded; dark green, bright, subglabrous above; densely brownish tomentose below; margin crispate and revolute, wavy, entire or toothed; about 6 veins pairs, remotely curved, impressed adaxially, strongly raised beneath; petiole tomentose, 2-5 mm long;
Fruits acorn oblong, subsessil, 1-1.5 cm long with hairy and mucronate apex; enclosed for 1/3 of length in 1 cm wide cup; scales of the cup slender, appressed, pointed; annual maturation;

Bark, twigs and

twig rather thin (to 3 mm), densely tomentose; bud brown, glabrescent, small, ovoid.
Hardiness zone, habitat not quite hardy;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : n° 243
-- Sub-genus Quercus, Section Quercus
-- For Zavala-Chavez, 2003, it is a variety of Q.repanda.

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