Quercus macranthera

 

Quercus macranthera

 

Ssp syspirensis: İspir meşesi
 
 
subsp. syspirensis
Deciduous small tree to c. 7 m; young shoots tomentose to becoming ± glabrous; buds 4-6 mm, pubescent; stipules filiform, villous, c. 1-1.5 cm, ± persistent on terminal bud. Leaves often crowded at tops of shoots, obovate, 5-10 x 3-5 cm, thick-textured, with 5-9 regular short lobes, secondary lobes absent; primary veins 6-10, parallel, intercalary veins absent or 1-2, indumentum of lower surface densely pubescent, yellowish-brown, stellate, upper surface dark green, sparsely stellate or ± glabrous; petiole 5-20 mm, usually tomentose. Peduncle absent or to 6 mm, sturdy. Fruit maturing in one year. Cupule hemispherical, c. 15 mm diam., light brown, scales ovate-lanceolate, thin-textured, loosely adpressed or spreading, ± obtuse at apex, pubescent; acorn 1/2-2/3 exserted. Fr. 8-10. Dry slopes with Quercus pubescens, Pinus nigra, P. sylvestris, Populus tremula, Juniperus communis subsp, nana, 1000-1900 m.
An endemic subspecies.