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Quercus xalapensis

Quercus xalapensis, or xalapa oak, is a species of oak in the red oak group (Quercus section Lobatae). It is native to Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador. Honduras, and Nicaragua) and to Mexico as far north as Hidalgo and Sinaloa.[1][2][3][4]

Quercus xalapensis
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. Lobatae
Q. xalapensis
Binomial name
Quercus xalapensis

Quercus xalapensis is a large tree with a trunk 40–80 cm in diameter. Leaves are lance-shaped, up to 10 cm long, with numerous teeth along the edge, each tooth tapering to a long, thin point.[5][6]

The species is threatened by habitat loss in parts of its native range.[7]


  1. ^ Linares, J. L. 2003 [2005]. Listado comentado de los árboles nativos y cultivados en la república de El Salvador. Ceiba 44(2): 105–268
  2. ^ Nelson Sutherland, C. H. 2001 [2002]. Plantas descritas originalmente de Honduras y sus nomenclaturas equivalentas actuales. Ceiba 42(1): 1–71.
  3. ^ Breedlove, D.E. 1986. Flora de Chiapas. Listados Florísticos de México 4: i–v, 1–246
  4. ^ Tropicos, Quercus xalapensis Bonpl.
  5. ^ Bonpland, Aimé Jacques Alexandre. 1809. Plantae Aequinoctiales 2: 24-26 short description in Latin, longer description plus commentary and figure captions in French
  6. ^ Bonpland, Aimé Jacques Alexandre. 1809. Plantae Aequinoctiales 2: plate 75 drawing of Quercus xalapensis
  7. ^ Nixon, K. et al. 1998. Quercus xalapensis Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine Downloaded on 23 August 2007.

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