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Tuesday - June 19, 2007

From: Westlake, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Trees
Title: Quercus polymorpha botanical name for Mexican white oak
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

What is the scientfic name for the Monterrey Oak?

ANSWER:

The botanical name of Monterrey oak or Mexican white oak or netleaf white oak is Quercus polymorpha. Thanks for asking. Until you asked we didn't have that common name, or the common name "Mexican white oak" listed under its botanical name in our Native Plants Database.

 

 

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