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  Quercus ghiesbreghtii
Author

Mart. & Gal. 1843 Bull. Acad. Roy. Sci. Bruxelles 10(1): 212

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Synonyms
Local names manzanillo ;
Range Mexico in the Sierra Madre Oriental(Veracruz, Orizaba Mount) ; 3300 m;
Growth habit 10-20 m ;
Leaves

8-10 x 2.5-5 cm; persistent; lanceolate; apex long acuminate and often asymmetric; base rounded; margin entire remotely revolute; nearly concolor, both faces green and shiny; tomentum persistent at axils underneath; 12 pairs of lateral veins, slightly raised beneath, at an angle of 50° with the midrib; petiole 1.5-2 cm, becoming hairless;

Flowers male catkin 4 cm long, densely flowered, glabrescent, anthers oblong hairless; female catkin 5 mm long with 2 flowers;
Fruits acorn 1.5 cm long, ovoid; 2 to 3 on a 1.5-2 cm long, tomentose peduncle; cup turbinate 1.2 cm in diameter, enclosing less than half of acorn; basal scare 6 mm in diametre, nearly flat; maturing first year;

Bark, twigs and
buds

twig slightly sulcate, densely tomentose; bud smooth, ovoid, 4 mm long; 
Hardiness zone, habitat
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : tome 2, p. 376, n° 351;
-- Sub-genus Quercus, section Lobatae, Series Erythromexicanae;
-- For today's Mexican Authors (Susana Valencia-A., 2004), this species described by Martens & Galeotti is not currently valid ; it may be a hybrid, or a morpholigical variety...For Zavala-Chavez, 2003, it is a variety of Q.laurinaHowever, in 2012, Susana Valencia-A. has categorically identified this taxon, after having studied a specimen collected by Francisco Garin (managing director at the Botanical Garden of Iturraran, Spain).

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