Quercus oleoides

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Quercus oleoides


Taxonavigation: Fagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fagales

Familia: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Subgenus: Q. subg. Quercus
Series: Virentes
Species: Quercus oleoides



Quercus oleoides Schltdl. & Cham., 1830


  • Basionym
    • Quercus oleoides var. typica A.Camus, Chênes, Texte 2: 453 (1939), not validly publ.
  • Heterotypic
    • Quercus lutescens M.Martens & Galeotti, Bull. Acad. Roy. Sci. Bruxelles 10(1): 219 (1843).
    • Quercus retusa Liebm., Overs. Kongel. Danske Vidensk. Selsk. Forh. Medlemmers Arbeider 1854: 187 (1854), nom. illeg.
    • Quercus oleoides var. australis Trel., Mem. Natl. Acad. Sci. 20: 114 (1924).
    • Quercus oleoides f. lutescens (M.Martens & Galeotti) Trel., Mem. Natl. Acad. Sci. 20: 114 (1924).
    • Quercus oleoides var. lutescens (M.Martens & Galeotti) A.Camus, Chênes, Atlas 2: 168 (1935).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Central America
      • Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Additional references

  • Muller, C. H. 1942. The Central American species of Quercus. United States Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Plant Industry. Miscellaneous Publication 477: 1–216

Vernacular names

English: encina
magyar: Magyaltölgy
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