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  Quercus aucheri
Author Jaubert & Spach 1842 Ill. Pl. Orient. 1: 113 1843.
Synonyms coccifera subsp aucheri (Jaub.&Spach) K.I.Christensen 2004
Local names boz-pirnal
Range Greece (Eastern Aegean islands); Turkey (Southwestern Anatolia); 0 to 450 m;
Growth habit often less than 3 m; reaches 10 m tall;
Leaves 2.5-3.5 cm x 1.2-1.8, evergreen, leathery; subelliptic or ovate-elliptic; resemble those of Q. coccifera; glabrous above or sometimes slightly tomentose; pale gray, densely stellate tomentose beneath; margin entire or dentate (entire leaves on old and/or short shoots, serrate leaves on young, long, sterile shoots); apex rounded to apiculate; base round to subcordate; 5-9 vein pairs, unconspicuous above; petiole absent or very short (to 0.6 cm), grey tomentose;
Fruits acorn 1.8-2.2 cm, ovate, with apex mucronate, acute or sometimes flattened; maturing second year; cup cyathiform 1.8-2.5 cm in diameter, sessile or with thick and very short peduncle (sometimes absent); scales pubescent, ovate, imbricate, free at the short tip; nut 1/23 enclosed by cup; germination from the base;

Bark, twigs and

twigs velvety at first, glabrescent, somewhat pendulous, yellowish brown; bud ovoid, round at apex, pale reddish-brown, puberulent, 2 mm long;
Hardiness zone, habitat hardy zone 8; occurs on calcareous slopes;
Miscellaneous -- A.Camus : tome 1, p. 465, n° 109 (with Q. rigida);
-- Sub-genus Cerris, Section Ilex;
-- Differs from Q. coccifera in having pubescent leaves et wider cupule (1-2 cm for Q. coccifera);
-- Near threatened;

Subspecies and

-- Q. bulgurluensis A.Camus 1934
very similar to Q. aucheri; may be a hybrid...