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  Quercus diversifolia
Author Née 1801 Anales Ci. Nat. 3: 270
Diagnosis here
Synonyms tomentosa var. diversifolia (Née) A.DC 1864
ambigua Bonpl. 1809 Diagnosis here
bonplandiana Sweet 1826
Local names
Range Central Mexico (Veracruz)
Growth habit 3-5 m tall;
Leaves 2.5-7 x 1.2-2.5 cm; subevergreen; elliptic or oval-oblong; crenate-dentate or subentire on the same twig; tomentose beneath;
Fruits catkin female 5 cm long;

Bark, twigs and

twig thin (2-3 mm), slightly sulcate, densely yellow tomentose, tomentum persisting the second year; bud brown or much paler, ovoid-rounded, 2 mm in diametre;
Hardiness zone, habitat
Miscellaneous -- Camus : tome 2, p. 652, n° 251 (with Q. deserticola) ; with this comment by A. Camus : "species rather dubious"...
-- Sub-genus Quercus, Section Quercus, Series Leucomexicanae;
-- Threatened (IUCN Red List Category : EN).

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