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Quercus polymorpha

Quercus polymorpha, the Mexican white oak, Monterrey oak or netleaf white oak, is a North American species of oak. It is widespread in Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras, and known from a single population in the United States (about 30 km north of the Río Grande in Val Verde County, Texas) but widely planted as an ornamental.[3][4][5][6][7]

Quercus polymorpha
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Subgenus: Quercus subg. Quercus
Section: Quercus sect. Quercus
Q. polymorpha
Binomial name
Quercus polymorpha
  • Quercus germana var. lemmonii Trel.
  • Quercus guatimalensis A.DC.
  • Quercus petiolaris Benth.
  • Quercus polymorpha f. angustifolia C.H.Mull.
  • Quercus turbinata Liebm.
  • Quercus varians M.Martens & Galeotti

Quercus polymorpha is a subevergreen tree up to 20 meters (67 feet) tall. Bark is gray or brown. Leaves are elliptical or egg-shaped, up to 15 cm (6 inches) long, unlobed or with a few shallow rounded lobes.[3]


  1. ^ "Quercus polymorpha". iucnredlist. 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2017. data
  2. ^ "Quercus polymorpha Schltdl. & Cham.". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – via The Plant List.
  3. ^ a b Nixon, Kevin C. (1997). "Quercus polymorpha". In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (ed.). Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA). 3. New York and Oxford – via, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  4. ^ "Quercus polymorpha". County-level distribution map from the North American Plant Atlas (NAPA). Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2014.
  5. ^ Muller, C. H. 1942. The Central American species of Quercus. United States Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Plant Industry. Miscellaneous Publication 477: 1–216
  6. ^ Breedlove, D.E. 1986. Flora de Chiapas. Listados Florísticos de México 4: i–v, 1–246.
  7. ^ Texas A&M Forest Service, Trees of Texas

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