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Quercus ocoteifolia


Liebmann 1854 Overs. Kongel. Danske Vidensk. Selsk. Forh. Medlemmers Arbeider 1854: 176

Diagnosis here

Synonyms acatenangensis Trel. 1924 diagnosis here
ambivenulosa Trel. 1933 diagnosis here
candoleana Trel. 1924
esesmilensis Tucker & C.H.Muller 1945
laurina var. ocoteifolia (Liebm.)Wenz. 1884
laurina var. podocarpa (A.DC)Wenz. 1884
longifolia Liebm. nom. illeg. 1854 Diagnosis here
nitens var. ocoteifolia (Liebm.)A.DC 1864
nitens var. podocarpa A.DC 1869
ocoteifolia f. podocarpa Trel. 1924
ocoteifolia var. longifolia A.DC 1864
ocoteifolia f. confusa Trel. 1924
xalapensis var. longifolia (A.DC) Wenz. 1884
zempoaltepecana Trel. 1924 diagnosis here
Local names encino sunuj ; masket ;
Range Mexico (Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz); El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; 1500-3000 m;
Growth habit reaches 25-30 m; trunk to 1 m in diameter;
Leaves 5-12 cm x 1-4; evergreen; thick, stiff; elliptic, lanceolate or narrowly oval; apex pointed and acuminate, bristle-tipped; base cuneate or attenuate; margin revolute, entire or with some bristle-tipped teeth in apical 1/2; shiny, hairless adaxially, except some hairs along midrib; paler beneath, with axillary tufts; epidermis not bullate; 10-14 vein pairs strongly prominent beneath, moderately prominent adaxially; petiole 5-20 mm long, glabrescent.
Flowers male catkins 3 cm long, few-flowered; pistillate inflorescence 1-2 cm long, hairless, bearing 1 or 2 flowers.
Fruits acorn ovoid, 1-2 cm long; apex rounded and mucronate; singly or paired on a 5-20 mm long peduncle; cupule turbinate or cup-shaped, 1-2 cm in diameter, with remotely hairy scales, enclosing 1/2 of nut, or less; maturing in 2 years;

Bark, twigs and

bark grey, smooth, becoming furrowed; twig slender (1-2 mm thick), sulcate, becoming glabrous, reddish-brown, with inconspicuous lenticels; bud 3-4 mm long, ovoid, pointed, pubescent;
Hardiness zone, habitat not quite hardy (zone 7-8);

-- A.Camus = n° 363;
-- Sub-genus Quercus, section Lobatae,Series Erythromexicanae;

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