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  Quercus imeretina
Author Steven ex Woronov 1936 Ejegodn. Exzotl. 1: 91
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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