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  Quercus tuitensis
Author L.M.Gonzalez-Villareal 2003 Brittonia 55: 42
Local names
Range Mexico (Jalisco); 980-1400 m;
Growth habit 3-15 m tall;
Leaves 6-14 cm x 2-5; deciduous; very polymorphic; elliptic lanceolate; leathery; apex acute, base rounded or cordate; margin entire; hairless above ; axillary tufts beneath; 7-15 vein pairs; petiole 1-2 cm long;
Fruits acorn 1-1.5 cm long; singly to 4 on a thin, very short peduncle; cup enclosing 1/3 of nut, with reddish, glabrous scales; maturing in 2 years;

Bark, twigs and

bark blackish, very rough;
Hardiness zone, habitat not hardy; dry tropical forests;
Miscellaneous -- Sub-genus Quercus, section Lobatae, Series Erythromexicanae;
-- Threatened (IUCN Red List Category : VU).
-- Closely related to Q.coffeicolor.

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