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  Quercus galeottii
Author Mart. & Gal. 1843 Bull. Acad. Roy. Sci. Bruxelles 10(1): 220
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Range Mexico in the warm zone of the Sierra Madre Oriental (Vera-Cruz) ; 800 - 1800 m ;
Growth habit 20-25 m;
Leaves 12-18 x 6-7 cm; oboval-lanceolate, sometimes narrowly oblanceolate; base cuneate attenuate; apex pointed; concolorous or nearly so; margin entire near base, apical 3/4 shallowly crenate-dentate with short, numerous teeth; 15-16 pairs of lateral veins, slightly raised above, prominent beneath, at an angle of 40° with the midrib, anastomosing at the margin; petiole 0.5-2 cm long, hairless;
Fruits acorn 2.5-4.5 cm long, broadly ovoid or globose,3-4 cm in diameter; mucronate; enclosed 1/3 by cup; cup 3.5-4 cm in diameter, with tomentose, pointed scales; basal scare convex 2 cm in diametre; uneven cotyledons;

Bark, twigs and

twig strong, glabrescent, with numerous lenticels; bud small, ovoid, glabrescent;
Hardiness zone, habitat not hardy;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : tome 2, p. 777, n° 286;
-- Sub-genus Quercus, Section Quercus, Series Leucomexicanae;
-- Actually, for several Authors it is a hybrid between
Q.insignis and Q.lancifolia; but for today's Mexican Authors (Susana Valencia-Avalos, 2004) it is a synonym of Q.germana.

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