Quercus Loeseneri Trel. 1924

Twigs rather slender (2-3 mm.), little fluted, glabrescpnt from loosely stellate-fleecy,
rather glossy salmon-colored changing to gray. Buds ?. Leaves deciduous, broadly
elliptical or somewhat obovate, obtuse, shallowly cordate, rather acutely several-toothed
above and more or less repand below, slightly revolute, small (2-2.5 x 3-4 cm.), glossy
and glabrescent above though papillate-roughened, persistently coarsely pale
fuscous-tomentose beneath; veins about 8-10 pairs, forking and looped; petiole
tomentose, 2 x 3 mm. Catkins?. Fruit annual?, solitary or paired at end of a tomentose
peduncle 2 x 10 mm.; cup half-round, rather small (10-12 mm. in diameter), with thin
appressed or somewhat loose acute canescent scales; acorn ovoid, 15 mm. long,
scarcely half-included.
Eastern Sierra Madre region of Mexico.