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Quercus ocoteifolia

AuthorLiebmann 1854
Synonyms acatenangensis Trel. 1924
ambivenulosa Trel. 1933
candoleana Trel. 1924
esesmilensis Tucker & C.H.Muller 1945
laurina var. ocoteifolia (Liebm.)Wenz. 1884
laurina var. podocarpa (A.DC)Wenz. 1884
longifolia Liebm. nom. illeg. 1854
nitens var. ocoteifolia (Liebm.)A.DC 1864
nitens var. podocarpa A.DC 1869
ocoteifolia f. podocarpa Trel. 1924
ocoteifolia var. longifolia A.DC 1864
ocoteifolia f. confusa Trel. 1924
trinitatis Trel. 1924
xalapensis var. longifolia (A.DC) Wenz. 1884
zempoaltepecana Trel. 1924
Local namesencino sunuj ; masket ;
RangeMexico (Chiapas, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz); El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; 1500-3000 m;
Growth habitreaches 25-30 m; trunk to 1 m in diameter;
Leaves 5-12 cm x 1-4; evergreen; thick, stiff; elliptic, lanceolate or narrowly oval; apex pointed and acuminate, bristle-tipped; base cuneate or attenuate; margin revolute, entire or with some bristle-tipped teeth in apical 1/2; shiny, hairless adaxially, except some hairs alon midrib; paler beneath, with axillary tufts; epidermis not bullate; 10-14 vein pairs strongly prominent beneath, moderately adaxially; petiole 5-20 mm long, glabrescent.
Flowersmale catkins 3 cm long, few-flowered; pistillate inflorescence 1-2 cm long, hairless, bearing 1 or 2 flowers.
Fruitsacorn ovoid, 1-2 cm long; apex rounded and mucronate; singly or paired on a 5-20 mm long peduncle; cup turbinate or cup-shaped, 1-2 cm in diameter, with remotely hairy scales, enclosing 1/2 of nut, or less; maturing in 2 years;

Bark, twigs and
buds

bark grey, smooth, becoming furrowed; twig slender (1-2 mm thick), sulcate, becoming glabrous, reddish-brown, with inconspicuous lenticels; bud 3-4 mm long, ovoid, pointed, pubescent;
Hardiness zone, habitatnot quite hardy (zone 7-8);
Miscellaneous -- A.Camus = n° 363;
-- Section Lobatae;
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