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  Quercus cualensis
Author L.M.Gonzalez 2003 Brittonia 55: 49
Local names
Range Mexico (Jalisco); 1800-2300 m;
Growth habit reaches 10-15 m tall; more often shrubby;
Leaves 3-10 cm long, 1-2 cm wide; elliptic or narrowly lanceolate; apex pointed, mucronate; base rounded or slightly cuneate; margin entire; adaxially glabrous; pale beneath, hairless or sometimes with axillary tufts; 10-25 vein pairs; petiole 0.5 cm long;
Fruits acorn 1.5 cm long, ovoid, light brown, 1 or 2 together on a short stalk; cup enclosing 1/4 to 1/3 of the nut, with appressed, greyish, ciliate scales; maturing in 2 years;

Bark, twigs and

bark grey, fissured; twig slender with numerous, pale lenticels; very small rounded bud, with ciliate scales;
Hardiness zone, habitat
Miscellaneous -- Sub-genus Quercus, section Lobatae;
-- Threatened (IUCN Red List Category : EN)

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