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 Quercus sapotifolia
AuthorLiebm. 1854
Synonymsamissiloba Trel.1938
apanecana Trel.1924
bumelioides Liebm. 1864
donnell-smithii Trel.1924 pro parte
elliptica Liebm. ex A.DC 1864 not Née 1801
elliptica var. microcarpa (Liebm.) A.DC 1864
guatemalensis A.DC 1864 pro parte
microcarpa Liebm.1854
parviglans Trel.1915
parviglans fo polycarpa Trel. 1924
parviglans fo tejadana Trel.1924
perseaefolia Liebm. 1854 (or perseifolia) (A. Camus : 328)
perseaefolia var. achoteana Trel. ex Yunck. 1938  
siguatepequeana Trel. 1930
totutlensis A.DC 1864 (A.Camus : n° 408)
wesmaelii Trel. 1924
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Range Costa-Rica; Honduras; El Salvador; Guatemala; Panama; Belize; South-East Mexico, in the Sierra Madre Oriental (Chiapas, Oaxaca, Veracruz); 1300 m - 2000 m; Nicaragua 800 - 1500m ;
Growth habit4-20 m tall, sometimes more;
Leaves 5-12 x 2-5 cm; evergreen; oblanceolate to oblong, or elliptic-oblong; leathery; weakly rough; apex slightly acute or narrowly rounded, often bristle-tipped; base narrowly rounded or cordate, or sometimes cordate; margin entire, revolute, somewhat crenate; hairless on both sides, except some tufts of fasciate and glandular hairs at axils beneath; epidermis abaxially waxy-glaucous, not bullate; 10-14 vein pairs, slightly impressed beneath; petiole hairless, 3-6 mm long;
Flowersmale inflorescences 6-12 cm long; pistillate inflorescences 1-3 cm long, bearing 1-6 flowers;
Fruits acorn 0.8-1.4 cm in diameter, narrowly ellipsoid; mucronate and glabrescent; singly or to 3 together; subsessile or with stalk 0.5-2 cm long; pericarp hairy inside; enclosed 1/3 by cup; cup top-shaped, with triangular, 2-3 mm long, pointed, shiny tawny scales; maturing in 1 year;

Bark, twigs and
buds

bark rough, dark red; twigs 1.5-2.5 mm thick, soon glabrous, dark red brown, with raised, white lenticels; buds ovoid-elliptic, 2.5-3 mm long, hairless ;
Hardiness zone, habitatnot hardy;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : n° 329;
-- Section Lobatae;
-- For Susana Valencia Avalos, 2004, Q.correpta Trel. is a synonym of Q.sapotifolia, but not for Silvia Romero Rangel, 2006;
-- For some Authors, (Govaerts & Frodin), Q.perseifolia is a true species (= Q.elliptica Liebm. not Née).

-- For numerous Authors of Central America (Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua), Q.bumelioides is synonym of Q.copeyensis, which is not possible as Q. copeyensis is in the Quercus Section; but for Susana Valencia Avalos, 2004, it is a synonym of sapotifolia, and for Tracey Parker (Trees of Guatemala, 2008), it is a true species....
-- Hybridizes with Q.elliptica Née in low, dry sites, and with Q.salicifolia in high, wet sites;
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