Oaks of the World

General dataClassificationsList of speciesLocal namesBack to
home page

 Quercus galeanensis

C.H.Muller 1936 J. Arnold Arbor. 17: 173

Diagnosis here

Local names 
RangeMexico (Nuevo Leon) ; 1200-2500 m;
Growth habitless than 3 m tall; dense shrub;
Leaves 2-3 cm long, 1-1.5 wide; persistent 2 years; thick and leathery; oblong to oblanceolate; base rounded or subcordate, sometimes truncate; apex pointed; margin revolute, entire or with some bristled teeth near apex; green, glabrous above except on the base of the limb and the midvein; slightly paler beneath with some axillary tufts, with some glandular hairs but without stellate trichomes; held verticaly ascending, somewhat appressed to vertical twigs; midvein raised above; 5-8 vein pairs, with few intermediate veins, slightly prominent both sides, weakly anastomosing; petiole more or less glabrous, 0.5 cm long;
Flowers female inflorescences 2-8 mm long, with 1-2 flowers;
Fruitsacorn small (1 cm), dark brown, stripped; singly or in pairs; sessile or nearly so; scattered in leaf axils; cup bowl-shaped enclosing 1/2 of the nut; maturing in 1 year;  

Bark, twigs and

twig thin (1-1,5 mm thick), with dense, stellate hairs at first, becoming hairless, sulcate; bud 2 mm long, 1 mm wide, ovoid, with ciliate oval scales;
Hardiness zone, habitat hardiness zone : 7; on dry slopes ;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : n° 370;
-- Sub-genus Quercus, section Lobatae; sub-section Saltillenses (Q. acherdophylla, saltillensis, galeanensis);
-- Related to Q. saltillensis.
-- Resembles Q. affinis, but the leaves of this species are mostly lanceolate, to elliptic;
Subspecies and