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  Quercus x tlemcenensis
Author Trab. in Battandier & Trabut 1905 Fl. Algerie Tunisie: 308.
Synonyms mirbeckii f. tlemcenensis (A.DC) Trab. 1890
faginea var. tlemcenensis (A.DC) Jahand. & Maire 1932
broteroi (Cout.) Rivas-Martínez & C. Saénz subsp. tlemcenesis (DC.) F.M. Vázquez & A. Coombes (2016: 29) faginea subsp. broteroi (Cout.) var. tlemcenensis (A.DC.) A. Camus (1939: 180)
x maroccana (Braun-Blanq. & Maire) Villar (1943: 3)
tlemcenensis (A.DC.) Villar f. maroccana (Braun-Blanq. & Maire) Villar (1938: 453)
x fagineomirbeckii Villar (1938 450)
x jahandiezii A. Camus (1939: 791)
x marianica C. Vicioso (1950: 129)
x pseudofaginea A.Camus (1939: 792)
faginea subsp. tlemcenensis (A.DC.) Maire & Weiller ex Greuter & Burdet 1982

canariensis X faginea
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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