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  Quercus vesca
Author Kotschy 1864
Synonyms libani var. vesca (Kotschy) Boiss. 1879
Local names  
Range Kurdistan; Iran; Syria; Cilicia; Turkish Armenia;
Growth habit 9-10 m tall;
Leaves 5-12 cm; not unlike those of Q.libani ; dark green above; pale green, densely hairy beneath; 8-12 pairs of mucronate teeth; petiole 1.6 cm long;
Flowers  
Fruits acorn 2-2.5 cm long; apex depressed; cup half-round, with small, inconspicuous scales; long and slightly reflected scales towards rim of cup ;

Bark, twigs and
buds

bark furrowed; twig densely tomentose;
Hardiness zone, habitat hardy; slow-growing; powdery mildew- resistant;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : n 113 ;
-- Related to
Q.libani, but leaves are hairy beneath and acorn has reflected scales near the rim.
-- May be a hybrid with
Q.brantii ;
-- For some Authors (Govaerts & Frodin), it is a synonym of Q.libani;
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