Ssp infectoria: Mazı meşesi; Ssp veneris: Zindiyen
Semi-evergreen small tree or shrub, 1-4 m; young shoots finely pubescent, ± glabrescent, reddish- or yellowish-brown; buds reddish-brown, c. 3 mm, ciliate. Leaves often overwintering till new leaves appear, very variable in size and colour, 40-70 x 10-45 mm, coriaceous, ovate to narrowly oblong, rounded or cuneate at base, margins often undulate with 4-8 crenate to serrate lobes, or entire; primary veins 6-11; indumentum of few floccose stellate-dendroid hairs beneath and sometimes above, usually glabrous later; petiole 1-15 mm . Peduncle absent or to c. 10 mm. Cupules solitary or in pairs, hemispherical or cyathiform, 10-18 mm diam.; scales strongly adpressed, greyish pubescent; acoin up to 2/3 exserted.
1. Petiole 1-5 mm; leaves ± broadly obovate, c. 50 x 20 mm, margins prominently crenate or serrate subsp. infectoria
1. Petiole 10-25 mm; leaves obovate to narrowly oblong, to 100 mm, margins crenate-serrate to entire subsp. boissieri