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  Quercus synthetica

Trel. 1924 Mem. Natl. Acad. Sci. 20: 151

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Synonyms synthetica var. crenatifolia Trel. 1924
Local names
Range Mexico in the Sierra Madre Oriental (Veracruz, Huatusco)
Growth habit very small tree;
Leaves 15-18 x 5-7 cm; deciduous; thick; oblanceolate; apex obtuse; base attenuate; margin entire, sometimes crenate-undulate, thick; hairless, shiny above; beneath paler, with axil tufts and sometimes hairs along midrib; 8-12 pairs of lateral veins parallel, raised underneath; some tertiary veins; petiole hairless 0.7-1 cm long;
Flowers pistillate catkin 1.5-1.8 cm long, with one flower;
Fruits acorn ellipsoid 3 cm long, tomentose at apex, with thick stigmas; solitary; enclosed at its base only by cup; cup small, round, with gibbous scales; maturing first year;

Bark, twigs and

twig thin, hairless, brown, with rather pale prominent lenticels; big bud, rounded, glabrescent;
Hardiness zone, habitat
Miscellaneous -- A.Camus : tome 3, p. 152, n° 336;
-- Sub-genus Quercus, Section Quercus;
-- For today's Mexican Authors (Susana Valencia-A. 2004) it is a synonyms of Q.glaucescens.

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