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  Quercus cubana
Author A.Rich. 1841 Hist. Phys. Cuba, Pl. Vasc. 2: 230
Synonyms sagraeana Nuttall
virginiana var. sagraeana (Nutt.) Trel. 1924
oleoides var. sagraeana (Nutt.) C.H.Muller 1961
oleoides subsp sagraeana (Nutt.) Borhidi 1972
Local names
Range West Cuba (Pinar del Rio, Isla de Pinos)
Growth habit more than 15 m tall, but often smaller;
Leaves 3-10 cm long, 1.5-3 wide; evergreen; elliptic lanceolate; base cuneate, apex obtuse or weakly acute; shiny green above; white tomentum below; petiole glabrescent 1-1.5 cm long;
Fruits acorn 2 cm long, ovoid, subsessile, maturing in 1 year; cup bowl-shaped, enclosing 1/4 of nut, with appressed, tomentose scales;

Bark, twigs and

twig tomentose at first, becoming hairless;
Hardiness zone, habitat
Miscellaneous -- Sub-genus Quercus, Section Virentes;
-- Threatened (IUCN Red List Category : EN).
-- This taxon, close to Q.virginiana, is today considered by many Authors as a hybrid between Q. oleoides and Q. geminata.

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