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  Quercus tlemcenensis
Author Trab. in Battandier & Trabut 1905 Fl. Algerie Tunisie: 308. , pro. hybr.
Synonyms lusitanica Lam. emend Webb subsp. baetica (Webb) A.DC. 1864
lusitanica Webb subsp. faginea (Lam.) A.DC. (ß) var. brevipetiolata A.DC. 1864
lusitanica Lam. var. broteroi Coutinho 1888
faginea Lam. var. baetica (Webb) Samp. 1910
faginea Lam. subsp. baetica (Webb) Maire 1931, comb. superfl.
baetica (Webb) Villar, Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afrique Nord, 28: 455. 1938
faginea Lam. subvar. microphylla (Cout.) A.Camus 1939
faginea subsp. broteroi (Cout.) A. Camus 1935
broteroi (Cout.) Rivas-Martínez & C.Sáenz 1991
broteroi subsp tlemcenensis(A.DC.) F.M.Vázquez & A.Coombes 2016
Local names
Range South of Iberian Peninsula
Growth habit rather tall tree;

4-8 cm x 2-4.5; subevergreen; more or less leathery; oval-oblong or subelliptical; flat; apex rounded; base slightly attenuate, rounded or cordate; adaxially pubescent; abaxially whitish tomentose (stellate trichomes with 200-250 microns long rays, slightly curved; margin dentate (often almost crenate), sometimes with mucro; 8-12 vein pairs, slightly sinuous as for the midvein near apex; no (or very few) tertiary veins; petiole half-cylindrical, 5-14 mm long;


female inflorescences racemose, 1-4 cm long, densely stellate, white tomentose; perianth with 6 lobes pubescent ; 3 spatulate stigmas.

Fruits acorn 2.5-3 cm long, with stylopodium pubescent; basal scar convex; cup 1 cm high x 1.5 cm wide, with convex, pointed, silky scales;

Bark, twigs and

twig grey tomentose; buds ovoid-conical, tomentose; stipules straight, hairy, deciduous;
Hardiness zone, habitat

-- A. Camus : tome 2, p. 179 (under the name Q. faginea subsp broteroi)
-- Sub-genus Quercus, Section Quercus, Series Roburoid;

-- For todays' Spanish and Portuguese Authors (F. Vázquez and C. Vila-Viçosa 2021) this taxon is actually (following Battandier & Trabut 1905) the hybrid between Q. faginea and Q. canariensis.

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