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Quercus obtusanthera
Author Trel. 1934 Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 33: 318
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Range Mexico in the Sierra Madre del Sur (Guerrero); 2000 m;
Growth habit
Leaves 6 x 5 cm; deciduous; lanceolate; both ends attenuate; tomentum soon deciduous; 10 pairs of lateral veins ; petiole thon 1-1.5 cm long;
Flowers male catkin 3-6 cm; anthers ellipsoid, obtuse, slightly emarginate; female catkin to 5 mm, 1-2-flowered; stigmas thin, recurved;
Fruits

Bark, twigs and
buds

twig thin, becoming grey, with ellipsoid lenticels; bud ellipsoid 3 mm long, glabrescent, brown, shiny;
Hardiness zone, habitat Zone 9-10;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : tome 3, p. 290, n 406;
-- Sub-genus Quercus, section Lobatae; subsection Salicifoliae;
-- Taxonomic status problematic; for today's Mexican Authors (Susana Valencia-A., 2004), this species described by Trelease is not currently valid ; it may be a hybrid, or a morpholigical variety...

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