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 Quercus boissieri
AuthorReuter 1853
Synonyms infectoria subsp veneris (A.Kern. in C.K.Schheid.)Meikle 1985
veneris A.Kern. in Schneid. 1906
infectoria var. boissieri (Reuter) Gürke 1897
infectoria subsp boissieri (Reuter) O.Schwarz 1934
lusitanica var. boissieri (Reuter)A.DC in A.P.de Candolle 1864
lusitanica subsp veneris (A.Kern)Holmboe 1914
petiolaris Boiss. 1853, nom. illeg.
syriaca Kotschy 1858
ilex var. boissieri D.C.
tauricola Kotschy 1859
pfaeffingeri Kotschy 1860
polycarpos Kotschy ex A. DC 1864
microphylla J.Thiébaut 1948
Local names 
RangeCaucasus; Iran; Iraq; Cyprus; Syria; South Turkey; Israel;
Growth habittaller tree than the type infectoria (to 20m);
Leaves 5-10 x 2-4 cm, densely pubescent beneath at first; semi-evergreen, with 8-11 teeth each side, smaller than in the type (Q.infectoria); numerous parallel secondary veins; no sinusal veins; tertiary veins thin, regular; petiole 1-3 cm long;
Flowers 
Fruitsacorn 3-4 cm long, 1/2 enclosed by cup; cup to 2 cm in diameter;

Bark, twigs and
buds

twig with persistent pubescence;
Hardiness zone, habitathardy;
Miscellaneous-- Closely related to Q.infectoria, but with larger leaves and petioles;
Subspecies and
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