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Plant Focus

Quercus macdougallii
A rare oak endemic to the Sierra Juárez in Oaxaca

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Frère Sennen's Names

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The author Sennen crops up regularly among the Spanish oaks. He described a number of species from Spain and had an eye for hybrids, a trait that can also be seen in work he did in other genera.

Quercus obtecta's hidden epithet uncovered

Quercus warkoensir??

The Diversity of the Epithet “dshorochensis”

Quercus dschorochensis

An unusual name based on a river in Turkey has quite a few variants

Does Quercus cerris Grow In Spain?

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Linnaeus wrote in his prologue of Quercus cerris that it "lives in Spain," but the species does not occur naturally there...

Mysterious Hansen Name Unveiled

In some oak databases one can find a few oak names described by a certain Hansen. And in every instance there is no link to a publication whatsoever...