Oaks of the World

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 Quercus crispifolia
AuthorTrel. 1924
Synonymsamphioxys Trel. 1924
incrassata Trel. 1924
Local names 
RangeMexico (Chiapas), South Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras (?), Colombia; 750 to 2700 m;
Growth habit10-15 m;
Leaves 10-20 m x 3-6 ; 3-4 times longer than wide; stiff, leathery; lanceolate to oblanceolate; apex acuminate to attenuate, remotely aristate; base cuneate or narrowly rounded, seldom cordate; margin entire; adaxially lustrous, hairless or with some stellate hairs at base of midrib; axil tufts abaxially; 13-17 vein pairs; petiole 0.5-1 cm long, becoming hairless;
Flowers 
Fruitsacorn 2-3 cm long, 2-2.5 cm wide, broadly ovoid; brown, silky pubescent at first, becoming glabrous; cup shallow, enclosing only base of nut ; maturing in 2 years;

Bark, twigs and
buds

twigs 1-3 mm thick, stellate tawny tomentose at first, soon glabrous, grey or reddish-brown, with not very evident lenticels; buds 5-6 mm long, oblong, acute, hairless, with hairy scales;
Hardiness zone, habitat 
Miscellaneous-- A. Camus : n° 325;
-- Section  Lobatae ;
Subspecies and
varieties
 
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