Quercus rugosa N

Small to moderate sized evergreen tree or shrub with scaly bark and large leaves, to 10cm long, serrated towards the end.  

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘Hidalgo; type locality, in the Cerro de las Navajas, near Morin.

Twigs rather stout and tomentose ; buds small, subpubescent; leaves deciduous, moderate (3 to 5 cm. wide, 8 to 10 cm. long), glabrate above, dingy-tomentose and reticulate-veiny beneath, elliptic-obovate, obtuse, cordate, rather short-petioled, callously crenate or coarsely and subpungently low-serrate above; fruit long-peduncled; acorn unknown, the rather small shallow cup with acute appressed scales.’  [Contributions from the United States National Herbarium vol.23, Standley – Trees and Shrubs of Mexico,  p.184/1920-26].

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.809/1850].  Obtained from Kew Gardens, brought out from England by Captain P. P. King in 1849.  Regarded by Macarthur as new to the colony.  [ML A1980-3].


Quercus macrophylla Née, Quercus rugosa Née, Quercus crassifolia Humb. & Bonpl. and Quercus magnoliifolia Née are often regarded as similar but unrelated species.

Published Feb 03, 2010 - 05:10 PM | Last updated Feb 03, 2010 - 05:13 PM

More details about Quercus rugosa N
Family Fagaceae
Region of origin

Mexico and south western North America

  • Quercus macrophylla (Née) var. rugosa Wenz.
  • Quercus crassifolia Humb. & Bonpl.
  • Quercus magnoliifolia Née
  • Quercus spicata Humb. & Bonpl.
Common Name

Net-leaf oak

Name in the Camden Park Record

Quercus rugosa 

Confidence level high