Quercus miquihuanensis #068.2008A
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Plant Accession Number:
Quercus miquihuanensis Nixon & C. H. Mull.
Jul 1, 2008
Date of Planting:
West of Tapir Orchard
|0.4 Metres||May 15, 2008|
|0.2 Metres||Apr 28, 2011|
|0.4 Metres||Mar 16, 2012|
section Lobatae (the red oaks)
A dense evergreen shrub reaching 2 or sometimes 3 m in its native regions, where it grows in the mountains in scrub or pine/oak forests. The thickly leathery elliptic to obovate leaves are up to 5 cm long and 2 cm wide and are dark green above with deeply impressed veins and have a dense covering of rusty brown hairs beneath, which falls or rubs off with age. The margins are entire except for a short point at the tip or with few small teeth and are distinctly revolute. Acorns ovoid to 1.5 cm long, borne singly or in pairs on a short stout stalk, ripening in the second year. This distinct species has a restricted distribution and was only described in 1993. It was introduced recently by Nick Macer of Pan-Global Plants, who was, with Allen Coombes, the first to positively identify it at an oak weekend at Chevithorne Barton in September 2007.This species seems to tolerate the variable Devon climate but looks as if it needs more sun, so we intend to move our plants to the sunniest positions we can find.
- Rated as Endangered (EN) in the IUCN Red List of Oaks
- Quercus Species
- NE Mex