C.H.Muller 1942 Misc. Publ. U.S. Dept. Agric. 477: 58
|Synonyms||chiriquina Trel. ex C.H.Mull. 1942
seemannii var. gulielmi-treleasei (C.H.Mull.) E.Murray 1983
seemannii subsp gulielmi-treleasei (C.H Mull.) E.Murray 1983
|Range||Costa Rica (2600 m) ; Panama (1500 m) ;|
|Growth habit||more than 30 m;|
|Leaves||8-20 cm long, 2-6 wide; evergreen or tardily deciduous; narrowly elliptic-oblong, to lanceolate or oblanceolate, often assymetrical or curved on one side; base cuneate or attenuate; apex acuminate, sometimes bristle-tipped; margin entire, slightly wavy; dark green, hairles, shiny above; sometimes some stellate hairs at base and along midrib beneath; 15-20 vein pairs impressed above, prominent beneath; petiole 3 mm long, stellate pubescent;|
|Fruits||acorn subglobose, 1.2 cm in diameter; apex flattened; singly or paired on a 2-4 cm long peduncle; enclosed 1/3 or less in cup; cup more or less deep, with pubescent scales; basal scar 7-9 mm long; maturing in 1 year;|
Bark, twigs and
|bark greyish black or dark brown; twigs 1.5-4 mm thick, soon glabrous, with conspicuous lenticels; bud 3-4 mm long, ovoid, with slightly pubescent and lustrous scales; stipules soon deciduous;|
|Hardiness zone, habitat||not hardy;|
A. Camus : n° 354;
-- Sub-genus Quercus, section Lobatae, Series Erythromexicanae;
-- Threatened (IUCN Red List Category : VU).
-- Very closely related (variety, subspecies, ecotype ?) to Q. seemannii (= Q. salicifolia subsp seemannii)
-- For Burger, in 1977, Q.seemannii is a complex, because of its great variability, integrating probably Q. gulielmi-treleasei and Q. tonduzii.
It is also the opinion of Francisco
Morales in 2001.