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  Quercus cubana
Author A.Rich. 1841
Synonyms sagraeana Nuttall 1842
virginiana var. sagraeana (Nutt.) Trel. 1924
oleoides var. sagraeana (Nutt.) C.H.Muller 1961
oleoides subsp sagraeana (Nutt.) Borhidi 1972
Local names  
Range West Cuba (Pinar del Rio, Isla de Pinos)
Growth habit more than 15 m tall, but often smaller;
Leaves 3-10 cm long, 1.5-3 wide; evergreen; elliptic lanceolate; base cuneate, apex obtuse or weakly acute; shiny green above; white tomentum below; petiole glabrescent 1-1.5 cm long;
Flowers  
Fruits acorn 2 cm long, ovoid, subsessile, maturing in 1 year; cup bowl-shaped, enclosing 1/4 of nut, with appressed, tomentose scales;

Bark, twigs and
buds

twig tomentose at first, becoming hairless;
Hardiness zone, habitat  
Miscellaneous -- Section Quercus;
-- This taxon, close to Q.virginiana, is today considered by many Authors as a hybrid between Q. oleoides and Q. geminata.
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