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  Quercus imeretina
Author Steven ex Woronov 1936
Synonyms erucifolia var. imeretina (Stev. ex Woronow) O.Schwarz 1936
robur subsp imeretina (Stev. ex Woronow) Menitsky 1968
pedunculata var. brevipetioleata Medw. 1908
Local names  
Range West Caucasus, in forests;
Growth habit 15 m;
Leaves 5-14 x 2.5-5 cm; oblong or oboval oblong, narrow; base cordate or strongly ear-shaped; hairless;  green and smooth above, paler beneath; 6-8 pairs of lobes entire, with sinuses 1/3 to the midrib; secondary veins at an angle of 40-50 degrees with midrib; petiole 1-4 mm long almost hidden by auricles;
Flowers  
Fruits acorn narrowly cylindrical, 3 cm long; cup shallow, with thin wall, 1.5 cm in diameter, with flat, appressed, grey tomentose scales; peduncle to 10 cm and more;

Bark, twigs and
buds

 
Hardiness zone, habitat hardy; all types of soils;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : n° 165 ;
-- the name comes from Imeretia Region, in the Caucasus;
--  For Menitsky (1971), there are no reasons to place this taxon at a sub-specific rank, because it is certainly a simple geographic race.
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