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  Quercus boissieri
Author Reuter 1853 Diagn. Pl. Orient. 12: 119 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
Range Caucasus; Cyprus; Palestine; South Turkey; Iraq: Iran; 200-1850 m;
Growth habit taller tree than the type infectoria (to 20m);
Leaves 5-10 x 2-4 cm; semi-evergreen, leathery; narrowly oblong to oboval; very variable in all their features; colour mostly bluish green; at first densely pubescent beneath; entire or with 8-11 mucronate 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
Fruits acorn 3-4 cm long, 1/2 enclosed by cup; cup to 2 cm in diameter; peduncle frequently absent, or very short (less than 2 cm) and thin; cup with thin wall and appressed scales;

Bark, twigs and
buds

twig at first yellowish, then grey brown, with deciduous pubescence; stipules deciduous;
Hardiness zone, habitat hardy;
Miscellaneous

--Sub-genus Quercus, Section Quercus, Series Roburoid;
-- Closely related to Q.infectoria, but with larger leaves and petioles, and much more widely distributed and frequent;

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