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  Quercus crispipilis
Author Trel. 1924 Mem. Natl. Acad. Sci. 20: 184
Diagnosis here
Synonyms brachystachys f. caerulea Trel. 1924
brachystachys f. venulosa Trel. 1924
chimaltenangana Trel. 1933 Diagnosis here
aristigera Trel. 1933 Diagnosis here
chichavacana Trel. 1933 Diagnosis here
pannosifolia C.H.Muller 1937
crispipilis var. pannosifolia (C.H.Muller) C.H.Muller 1942
cerifera Trel. 1924
cinnamomea Trel. 1924
skutchii Trel. 1933 (A.Camus n° 341) Diagnosis here
Local names
Range Mexico (Chiapas); Guatemala; 1800-2500 m;
Growth habit more than 10 m tall;
Leaves 3-10 cm long, 1-4 wide; semi-evergreen; thin but stiff; oblong or elliptic; base rounded to cordate, seldom cuneate; apex rounded or remotely acute, bristle-tipped; marginthick, flat or remotely revolute, entire or wavy-crispate, or even sometimes slightly dentate with very shallow sinuses; dark lustrous green, hairless above except sometimes along midrib; paler beneath with stellate, curly, tawny, variably persistent tomentum; epiderm smooth or slightly bullate; 12-15 vein pairs, straight or slightly curved, impressed adaxially; petiole less than 0.5 cm, slightly pubescent;
Fruits acorn 1-1.5 cm, ovoid or slightly cylindrical, light brown; singly or paired on a short peduncle less than 1 cm long; cup turbinate, with margin rolled inward, enclosing at least 1/2 of nut, with pubescent scales; matures in 1 year, in October;

Bark, twigs and

bark grey, slightly fissured; twig thin (1.5-3 mm thick), pubescent during more than one year, brown, later grey, with some prominent lenticels; bud 2-5 mm, ovoid, with glabrous scales; stipules deciduous, pubescent;
Hardiness zone, habitat hardiness zone : 7;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : n° 340;
-- Sub-genus Quercus, Section Lobatae, Series Erythromexicanae, Group Crispipiles;
-- For Govaerts, 2007, Q. chimaltenangana Trel. 1933 (Mem. Natl. Acad. Sci. 33: 62 1933) is a true species, in Guatemala.
-- For Tracey Parker (Trees of Guatemala, 2008), Q. crispipilis var. pannosifolia is a true species, synonym of Q. skutchii.

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