Quercus saltillensis Trel. 1924

Twigs slender (2 mm.), somewhat fluted, gray-scurfy, even in the second season somewhat hoary, but grayish red with little evident lenticels. Buds reddish brown, somewhat puberulent, ovoid, 2 mm. in diameter. Leaves deciduous, lanceolate, aristately acute or when reduced elliptical and obtuse, subtruncate at base to slightly cordate, entire, somewhat crisped, small (2.5 x 7 cm.), glossy and glabrous above, duller and sometimes minutely puberulent beneath; veins about 10-12 pairs, somewhat evidently looped at some distance from the margin, the venulation somewhat raised on both faces; petiole gray-scurfy, 1 x 5 mm. Catkins: male 50 mm. long, from loosely hairy glabrescent, loosely flowered, the glabrous ellipsoid mucronate anthers exserted; female 10 mm. long, the few flowers with glossy straw-colored scales. Fruit annual; cup somewhat turbinate, small (scarcely 10 mm. in diameter), with appressed very blunt glabrescent brown scales somewhat thickened below; acorn acutely ovoid, somewhat scurfy, about half-included.