Taxonomic Study of the Genus Quercus (Fagaceae) from the
State of Mexico, Mexico

Faculty of Superior Studies Iztacala, UNAM
Biology, Technology and Prototypes Unit (UBIPRO)
Research and Graduate Division
Av. de los Barrios s/n
Col. Los Reyes Iztacala
54090 Tlalnepantla, Edo. de Mexico, Mexico.
Phone: 5623 1152
Fax 5623 1193

Dra. Silvia Romero Rangel
Head of the Project
Laboratory of Natural Resources
Phone: 5623 1378


23 species of Quercus are recorded within the State of Mexico, 10 of them belong to the subgenera Leucobalanus and 13 to Erythrobalanus. There are 15 species endemic to Mexico, seven of them are distributed up to Central America and only one is found at North America. Vegetation types where they grow include pine-oak forest (Pinus-Quercus), cloud forest, tropical deciduous forest, xerophitic scrub and grassland and are distributed within the altitudinal range of 750 and 3500 meters above sea level. Flowering in most of the species occurs from January to June, fructifying from June to December. Species descriptions as well as data regarding types, synonyms, common names, uses, phenology, altitude, habitat and geographical distribution are presented.

This database contains 1 201 specimens pertaining to one genus and 23 species collected in 375 localities and it pertains to the SNIB.


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