|Author||Hooker 1842 Hooker's Icon. Pl. 5: t. 403
pilgeriana Seemen 1904
reevesii Trel. 1924
|Local names||encino blanco;|
|Range||Mexico (Chiapas, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz); Belize Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; 850-2300 m;|
|Growth habit||may reach more than 50 m tall; trunk to 2.5 m in diameter;|
|Leaves||5-20 cm x 2-7; deciduous; thick, leathery; lanceolate to oblanceolate, or elliptic to obovate; apex acuminate; base cuneate or attenuate, sometimes rounded, asymmetrical; margin slightly or not revolute, sometimes wavy, entire or more often with 8-11 pairs of mucronate teeth except near base; hairless, shiny above; almost identical beneath, sometimes with scattered stellate pubescence; 10-18 vein pairs raised under; petiole becoming glabrous, 1.5-4 cm long;|
|Flowers||staminate catkins 5-6 cm long; pistillate ones 0.5 cm long, 1-2 flowered;|
|Fruits||acorn subglobose or broadly ellipsoid, 3-5 cm in diameter, tomentose at apex, subsessile, solitary; cup halfround, 3-5 cm wide, with appressed, tomentose scales, enclosing 1/3 of nut; maturing first year;|
Bark, twigs and
|bark peeling into vertical plates, becoming rough and furrowed; twig to 5 mm thick, sometimes sulcate, glabrescent, with pale lenticels; bud rounded, hairless, 3-4 mm long;|
|Hardiness zone, habitat||not hardy zone 7;|
Sub-genus Quercus, Section Quercus; |
-- For Govaerts & Frodin 2007, and for Tracey Parker (Trees of Guatemala, 2008), it is a synonym of Q.lancifolia.
Several varieties have been described :
-- Q. reevesii Trel.