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  Quercus gaditana
Author F.M.Vàzquez, C.Pinto-Gomes & C.Vila-Viçosa 2014
Synonyms alpestris Boiss. 1838
faginea subsp alpestris (Boiss.) Maire 1961
faginea subsp faginea var. alpestris (Boiss.) F.M.Vàzquez, M.Gut. & S.Ramos 2010
lusitanica var. cuneifolia Lange 1852
lusitanica subsp alpestris (Boiss.) Nyman
lusitanica var. alpestris (Boiss.) Cout. 1888
lusitanica var. broteroi f. macrophylla Cout. 1888
lusitanica var. broteroi f. salicifolia Cout. 1888
lusitanica subsp valentina var. salicifolia Vicioso 1950
Local names  
Range 1600-1800, South Spain near Ronda; Portugal; Algeria;
Growth habit 9-15 m, sometimes more; branched, crooked trunk;
Leaves 0.8-5(5.8) x 0.6-1.4(1.8) cm; marcescent; somewhat leathery; ovate lanceolate to oblong lanceolate; narrow, sometimes convex; apex variable, acute or sometimes obtuse with mucro; base rounded, often asymmetrical, sometimes auricled; margin denticulate to serrate, teeth acute or obtuse and mucronate; adaxially glabrous; abaxially glaucous with a dense tomentum made of trichomes stellate, fascicled and multi-stellate appressed, with rays 12-20 µ long; 7-10 vein pairs, not parallel, irregular, prominent underneath; sinusal veins present; petiole 4-11 mm long, tomentose.
Flowers male catkins 2-4 cm, male flowers with perianth showing acute lobes;
Fruits acorn oblong, nearly fusiform, 1.3-4 x 0.6-2.5 cm; solitary or several together on a 0.6-1.5 cm long peduncle; cup with narrow scales, raised, tomentose, enclosing 1/4 to 3/4 of the acorn.

Bark, twigs and
buds

bark smooth and silver grey at first, becoming fissured with age; young twigs yellowish tomentose, then pubescent, ending glabrous and rough; bud ovoid;
Hardiness zone, habitat prefer calcareous soils, and areas fresh, moist, North facing.
Miscellaneous -- for Govaerts & Frodin, it is a synonym of Q. faginea subsp faginea.
Subspecies and
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