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 Quercus segoviensis
AuthorLiebm. 1854
Synonyms matagalpana Trel. 1924
peduncularis var. sublanosa (Trel.) C.H.Mull. 1942
reticulata var. segoviensis (Liebm.) Wenz. 1884
Local namesroble belloto;
Range Nicaragua ; Honduras ; Guatemala ; Mexico (Chiapas) ; 650 - 2500 m ;
Growth habit 8-15 m tall usually; sometimes smaller (5 m) ;
Leaves 8-13 x 4-7 cm; deciduous; leathery but rather thin; obovate or oblanceolate; apex obtuse or acute, mucronate or not; base cuneate or obtuse, asymmetrical, cordate or not; margin thickened, flat or slightly revolute, cartilaginous, lobed-dentate (8-12 pairs of shortly mucronate teeth); adaxially grey-green, slightly lustrous, hairless or with some scattered, reddish glandular hairs and stalkless stellate one, mainly along midrib; abaxially greyish or yellowish, glabrescent, with sessile, stellate hairs and golden glandular ones; 8-12 vein pairs prominent both sides, mainly beneath; epidermis remotely bullate and papillose; petiole 2-4 mm, pubescent, glabrescent, reddish brown;
Flowers Staminate inflorescences 2-3 cm long or more, with at least 6 flowers; pistillate inflorescences 1.5-4 cm long, with 1-5 flowers;
Fruits acorn 1.2-2 cm long, subglobose; mucronate; peduncle 1-6 cm long; enclosed 1/3 to 1/2 by cup; cup half-round, with oval, tomentose, appressed, reddish brown scales; pericarp hairless inside; free cotyledons;

Bark, twigs and

bark rough, yellowish grey to dark reddish; twigs 1.5-5 mm thick, tomentose at first, becoming hairless, pinkish brown, with prominent white lenticels; buds ovoid, 4-5 cm long, sometimes pubescent at apex;
Hardiness zone, habitatnot hardy;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : n 199;
-- Sub-genus Quercus, Section Quercus;
-- Hybridizes with Q.purulhana;
-- For Zavala-Chavez, 2003, Q.segoviensis and Q.matagalpana are varieties of Q.peducularis.
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