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  Quercus monterreyensis
Author Trel. & C.H.Muller 1936 Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 63: 151
Local names
Range Mexico (Nuevo Leon); to 1300 m;
Growth habit small shrub;
Leaves 8-9 x 4 cm; deciduous; oval-elliptic; apex pointed; base subcordate or truncate; greyish or olive green above; olive greenish, hairy beneath; margin entire or remotely crenate near apex; 10 pairs of lateral veins; petiole orangish 5-10 mm long;
Flowers female catkin short, multi-flowered;
Fruits acorn ovoid, enclosed 1/2 by cup; cup scaly, deep, tomentose, 1.5 cm in diameter;

Bark, twigs and

bark grey, deeply furrowed; twig 2-3 mm long, sulcate, grey, glabrous, with pale lenticels; bud ovoid, subacute, brown, glabescent, with persistent stipules;
Hardiness zone, habitat not hardy;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : n° 209;
-- Sub-genus Quercus, Section Quercus, Series Leucomexicanae, Group Aurantiacae;
-- Not well known; the name comes from Monterrey, city of Mexico (not from Monterey in California);
-- For Govaerts, 2007, it is a synonym of Q. tuberculata

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