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  Quercus floccosa
Author Liebm. 1854 Overs. Kongel. Danske Vidensk. Selsk. Forh. Medlemmers Arbeider
Diagnosis here
Local names
Range Mexico in the Sierra Madre Oriental (Vera Cruz, Orizaba Pike at 2600-3300 m ) ;
Growth habit more than 3 m tall;

7-16 x 6-9 cm; oval or elliptic; apex subacute or obtuse, mucronate; base rounded or subcordate; entire or remotely dentate near apex, undulate or crispate; rough above at first (short hairs), then hairless except on veins; flaky beneath, with a stellate tomentum hardly persistent; 8 pairs of lateral veins, impressed obove and raised beneath, at an angle of 35-40° with the midrib; petiole 1-1.6 cm long;


Bark, twigs and

twig 3-4 mm long, sulcate, becoming dark red, flaky-tomentose;
Hardiness zone, habitat
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : tome 3, p. 73, n° 302;
-- Sub-genus Quercus, section Lobatae, Series Erythromexicanae;
-- For today's Mexican Authors (Susana Valencia-A., 2004), this species described by Liebmann is not currently valid ; it may be a hybrid, or a morpholigical variety...

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