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  Quercus albocincta

Trel. 1924 Mem. Natl. Acad. Sci. 20: 193 1924.

Diagnosis here

Synonyms acutifolia var. albocincta Zavala-Chàvez 2003
Local names
Range Mexico in the North-West (Sonora, Sinaloa, Durango, Chihuahua); 800-1800 m;
Growth habit tree to 3-15 m tall; trunk 25-50 cm in diameter;
Leaves 7-16 cm x 4-8; deciduous; stiff and coriaceous; more or less broadly ovate; apex attenuate, base varying; margin thickenned, revolute, with 3-6 pairs of bristled teeth (teeth 4-5 mm, bristle-tip 5-12 mm long); young leaves pubescent on both sides; mature ones lustrous, soon glabrous adaxially, with some short hairs along midrib; undersides almost hairless, with some tufts at axils, without glandular hairs; 7-14 vein pairs flat above, raised beneath; petiol 2-6 cm long, 1-1.5 mm in diameter, glabrescent.
Flowers male catkins 10-15 cm long; pistillate ones 0.5-2.5 cm, 1 to 5-flowered;
Fruits acorn ovoid, 1-1.9 cm long,0.1-1 cm in diameter, glabrescent, with thin pericarp; solitary or clustered; cup halfround, with straight rim, stalkless or nearly so, with smooth, appressed scales, enclosing almost 1/2 of nut; maturing second year;

Bark, twigs and

bark chestnut brown; twig 2-4 mm in diameter, glabrescent, canescent, pinkish brown, with numerous lenticels to 1 mm in diameter; bud ovoid, reddish, pointed, 2-6 mm long, with pubescent scales;
Hardiness zone, habitat not hardy;

-- A. Camus : n° 396;
-- Sub-genus Quercus, section Lobatae, Series Erythromexicanae, Group Acutifoliae;
-- Resembles Q.canbyi, that has less teeth and veins, shorter petioles and bristle-tips; 

Subspecies and

Exsiccata 1, 2,