|Author||Schltdl. & Cham. 1830 Linnaea 5: 78, not Benth. 1840|
aaata C.H.Muller 1942 Diagnosis here
|Range||Mexico (Veracruz, Chiapas, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Puebla); Guatemala,; 700 - 2400 m;|
|Growth habit||4-20 (-35) m, with a trunk 30-50 cm and more in diameter;|
|Leaves||7-15 x 3-6 cm; mostly oblanceolate, to elliptic, seldom oblong; leathery; apex broadly acuminate, mucronate or not; base cuneate or sometimes rounded; margin slightly thickened, flat or remotely revolute, cartilaginous, crenate or serrate-dentate in apical 1/2, with 3-7 pairs of mucronate teeth sometimes curved towards foliar apex, mucronate or not; adaxially green or grey-green to yellowish-green, lustrous, almost glabrous with some slender, 2-rayed fasciculate, appressed hairs along midvein or at least toward the base; lower face identical to upper one; 10-13 vein pairs, rather straight, prominent on both surfaces; epidermis smooth, not pruinose; petiole hairless or not, 3-8 mm long;|
male inflorescences 4-6 cm, pistillate ones 1-2 cm with 1 or 2 flowers;
|Fruits||acorn 2.5 cm long, 1-1.3 cm in diameter; mucronate; pale brown; 1-2 on short peduncle; enclosed 1/3 to 1/2 by cup; cup halfround or shallower, 2.5 cm in diameter, with tuberculate, not basally thickened scales, and straight rim; maturing in 1 year;|
Bark, twigs and
|bark almost smooth, light brown, peeling into thin, flat scales; twigs 1-2.5 mm thick, variably pilose; pale grey lenticels; buds hairless or not, subglobose, 2-3,5 mm long; stipules 4-7 mm long, silky, variably persistent;|
|Hardiness zone, habitat||not
quite hardy (zone 9).
Montane evergreen forests.
A. Camus : n° 292 ;
-- Sub-genus Quercus, Section Quercus, Series Leucomexicanae;
-- Q. lancifolia Benth. (nom. illeg.) = Q. affinis
-- Hybridizes with Q.bumelioides and Q.insignis;
-- Often considered as a synonym of Q.
corrugata, which differs in having elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate
leaves with 11-18 secondary veins and 8-16 pairs of mucronate leaves on
the blade except on the base, fruits are up to 2-2.3 cm long x 1.5-2 cm