Quercus laurina

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Quercus laurina
Quercus laurina in Hackfalls Arboretum (2).jpg
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. laurina
Binomial name
Quercus laurina

Quercus laurina is a Mexican species of trees in the Fagaceae. It is native primarily to Mexico (from Tamaulipas to Chiapas) and has also been found in Guatemala and El Salvador.[2][3][4][5]

Quercus laurina is a tree up to 30 meters tall with a trunk as much as 50 cm or more in diameter. Leaves are thick and leathery, up to 155 mm long, elliptical sometimes with a few large teeth near the tip.[2]

Quercus laurina forms hybrids with Quercus affinis.[6]


  1. ^ The Plant List, Quercus laurina Bonpl.
  2. ^ a b Romero Rangel, S., E. C. Rojas Zenteno & M. L. Aguilar Enríquez. 2002. El género Quercus (Fagaceae) en el estado de México. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 89(4): 551–593 in Spanish, with line drawings of each species
  3. ^ McVaugh, R. 1974. Flora Novo-Galiciana: Fagaceae. Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium 12(1,3): 1–93
  4. ^ Tropicos, Quercus laurina Bonpl.
  5. ^ Linares, J. L. 2003. Listado comentado de los árboles nativos y cultivados en la república de El Salvador. Ceiba 44(2): 105–268
  6. ^ González-Rodríguez A, Arias DM, Oyama K (2005). "Genetic variation and differentiation of populations within the Quercus affinisQuercus laurina (Fagaceae) complex analyzed with RAPD markers" (PDF). Canadian Journal of Botany. 83: 155–62. doi:10.1139/B04-162.

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