Quercus Donnell-Smithii Trel. 1924

Twigs slender (scarcely 2 mm.), fluted, from stellate-canescent glabrate, red with
scarcely evident lenticels or finally gray. Buds glossy red-brown, glabrous, rounded
and 2 mm in diameter, or the terminal prismatic-ovoid and 2 x 4 mm. Leaves deciduous
after flowering narrowly to broadly lanceolate, acute at each end or acuminate-attenuate,
entire or with an exceptional very low tooth, slightly crisped and minutely subrevolute,
rather small (1.5-3 or 3.5 x 6-7 or 9 cm.), glossy and glabrous on both faces, or the
midrib slightly scurfy above and with axillary tufts beneath; veins about 8-10 pairs, fine,
looped toward the margin; petiole finely stellate or glabrate, 1 x 5-10 mm. Catkins: male
40 mm. long, somewhat fleecy, rather loosely flowered, the oblong glabrous anthers
little exserted. Fruit biennial, solitary or paired on peduncles 3 x 3-5 mm.; cup shallow,
cup-shaped, rather large (15-20 mm. in diameter) with thick-based appressed acuminate
brown scales golden-puberulent in sheltered places acorn ovoid, 20 mm. long, typically
about one-third included.
Central American region.