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 Quercus aristata
AuthorHook. & Arn. 1841
Synonymsproductipes Trel. 1924
Local names 
Range Mexico (Nayarit, Jalisco, Sinaloa, Aguas Calientes); 250-1700 m;
Growth habit tree, not exceeding 10 m tall; trunk to 30-40 cm in diameter;
Leaves 3-15 cm long, 2-7 cm wide; evergreen; leathery, stiff; elliptic-oblong; apex obtuse with short bristle-tipped tooth; base cuneate or rounded; margin entire, thick, slightly revolute, not lobed nor toothed, with bristles at the end of some secondary veins; yellowish, dark green, somewhat hairless above; paler beneath with some axil tufts of stellate hairs, also present along midrib; 5-10 vein pairs; glabrescent petiole 0,5-1 cm long;
Flowers male catkins 5-10 cm long; 1-6 female flowers, on a 2-3 cm long peduncle;
Fruits acorn 1-1.5 cm long, ovoid, pubescent, 1-2 together; nearly stalkless cup enclosing 1/3 to 1/2 of nut, with velutinous, appressed scales; maturing in 1 year;

Bark, twigs and
buds

bark scaly, dark grey; twig light brown, 2-5 mm thick, pubescent at first; bud ovoid, obtuse, 3-4 mm long, dark brown, with ciliate scales; deciduous stipules;
Hardiness zone, habitatnot hardy (?); prefers rocky, dry soils;
Miscellaneous-- A. Camus : n° 332;
-- Section Lobatae ;
-- closely related to
Q.sapotifolia;
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