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  Quercus cerrioides
Author Willk. & Costa 1859 Linnaea 30: 123 1859

lusitanica subsp cerrioides O.Schwarz 1936
sessiliflora var. cerrioides (Willk. et Costa) Willk. 1861
lanuginosa subsp. cerrioides (Willk. & Costa) Nyman 1881
lanuginosa var. cerrioides (Willk. et Costa) A.Camus 1935
lusitanica var. cerrioides (Willk. et Costa) O.Schwarz 1936
lanuginosa (Lam.)Thuil. subsp anselmii (Sennen) Sennen 1931
x anselmii Sennen 1936
lanuginosa var. sennenii A.Camus 1935
x desmotricha O.Schwarz 1936

canariensis X pubescens subsp. subpyrenaica

Local names
Range north-east Spain ;
Growth habit medium size tree;
Leaves 4-10 x 4-6 cm; oval; semi-evergreen; ± leathery; at first both sides tomentose, becoming glabrous and lustrous green above; ± tomentose and dull green waxy beneath with large axillary tufts; apex obtuse, base truncate or slightly cuneate; margin slightly wavy, with regular, broadly triangular lobes, sometimes pointed but usually obtuse with mucro giving a pointed shape; broad sinuses; (5-)6-8 evident vein pairs; tertiary veins slender, inconspicuous; petiole pinkish, slightly hairy, 0.5-1.6 cm long;
Fruits acorn 2.5 cm, oval, sessile or on short, tomentose peduncle 4-5 mm long; apex depressed or truncate; stylopodium silky, stigmas free and divergent at their base; basal scare flat, broad; groups of 2-5; cup semiglobose with  appressed, oval, tomentose scales ending in short, pinkish point; the basal scales are somewhat gibbose;

Bark, twigs and

twig pinkish brown, striated, shortly dark grey tomentose; bud conical, 4-8 mm long, with  tomentose, ciliate scales;
Hardiness zone, habitat
Miscellaneous - For A. Camus it is a variety of  Q.pubescens;
- For O. Schwarz, it is a subspecies of  Q.faginea;
- For Govaerts & Frodin, and for today's Spanish Authors (Rivas-Martinez, Saenz, Vázquez) it is a hybrid between  Q.canariensis and Q.pubescens subsp. subpyrenaica;
- For many other
European Authors, it is a hybrid between Q.pubescens and Q.faginea, which is more matching with the morphological characters and with the opinion of Camus and Schwarz;

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