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  Quercus liebmannii
Author Oerst. ex Trel. 1924 Mem. Natl. Acad. Sci. 20: 66
Synonyms poculifer Trel. 1924
liebmannii f. brevipes Trel. 1924
Local names
Range Mexico (Oaxaca, Puebla, Guerrero); 1000 to 2500 m;
Growth habit reaches 10 m tall;
Leaves 9-25 x 4-16 cm; deciduous; leathery; oboval to oblanceolate, sometimes elliptic; apex rounded or blunt; base narrowed, rounded or sometimes cordate; young leaves pinkish-yellow tomentose; mature leaves adaxially green, lustrous, hairless or with some stellate hairs along midrib and at the base of the blade; abaxially with persistent, dense, whitish tomentum made of fasciate and glandular hairs, except on primary veins; margin not revolute, wavy, sinuate-dentate, with 7-13 pairs of short mucronate teeth. 10-16 vein pairs, prominent beneath; petiole 4-15 mm long, glabrescent.
Fruits acorn 1.5-3 cm long, ovoid, silky at apex; singly or clustered, on 2-8 cm long stalk; cup halfround enclosing 1/3 of nut, with greyish pubescent scales; maturing first year; free cotyledons;

Bark, twigs and

bark dark, fissured; twin slender, hairless, somewhat pinkish, with numerous pale lenticels; bud 2-4 mm long, pale brown, pubescent at first, becoming glabrous, with ciliate scales; deciduous stipules;
Hardiness zone, habitat zone 8-9; withstands -13° C;
Miscellaneous -- Sub-genus Quercus, Section Quercus, Series Leucomexicanae;
-- For Zavala-Chavez, 2003, it is a subspecies of Q. magnoliifolia.

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