Quercus parviglans Trel. 1915

Twigs rather slender (2-3 mm.), fluted, soon glabrous, reddish brown with small rather
prominent brown or pale lenticels. Buds rather light dull brown, glabrescent, ovoid,
scarcely 2 x 3 mm. Leaves deciduous, elliptical, very obtuse to acute, rounded at base,
entire, crisped slightly and revolute, moderate (2.5-4.5 x 7-10 cm.), slightly glossy,
caducously stellate-fleecy but glabrescent except in sheltered places, the lower surface
somewhat whitened; veins about 10 pairs, forking and looped; petiole more or less
stellate-scurfy, about 1 x 5 mm. Catkins ?. Fruit annual, typically paired on a peduncle
2 x 5 mm.; cup subumbonate-saucer-shaped, small (scarcely 10 mm. in diameter), with
thin appressed small blunt scales at length glossy light brown; acorn oblong-ovoid,
8-10 mm. long, scarcely one-fourth included.
Central American region.