Quercus intricata Trel. 1924

Twigs short, slender (1-2 mm.), scarcely fluted, densely short-and rather dingy-tomentose. Buds brown,
glabrescent, ovoid, scarcely 2 x 3 mm. Leaves deciduous, subelliptical, typically acute, rather cordate
and entire, revolute and often much crisped, small or very small (0.5 X 1-1.5 cm., or enlarging to 1 X 3 or
even 2 x 5 cm.), dull, dingy stellate-scurfy above, tightly gray- or yellowish-tomentose beneath; veins
about 6 pairs, very indistinct; petiole tomentose, 1 x 2-3 mm. Catkins: male somewhat lanate, 5-10 mm.
long and closely flowered, or 20-30 mm. and loosely flowered, the glabrous rounded anthers scarcely
exserted; female 5 mm. long, about 2-flowered at end. Fruit annual, nearly sessile; cup half-round,
small (10 mm. in diameter), writh thin appressed acute scales very tomentose below but glabrescent
and red at tip; acorn rounded, nearly included.