The list of Mexican oaks has been developed from an original listing distributed for comment to the participants of the 6th International Oak Conference held in Puebla, Mexico in October 2009. The data will be continually revised in response to further information as it becomes available to the compiler. The compiler would be particularly grateful to receive feedback from anybody working on the floristics of any Mexican State, and especially those working on the taxonomy of oaks.

Location of Mexican States

If you are not familiar with the geography of Mexico, you may find this interactive map of Mexico and its 31 States very useful.

Publications consulted for this survey (as of November, 2009)

Luz Maria González Villarreal, Contribution al Conocimiento del Genera Quercus (Fagaceae) en el Estado de Jalísco. Instituto de Boatica, Universidad de Guadalajara. (1986). ISBN 968-895-027-0

 [Bióloga] Margarita de la Cerda Lemus, Encinos de Aguascalientes. Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, Mexico. (1989). ISBN 968-6259-07-4

Rafaël Govaerts & David Frodin, World Checklist and Bibliography of Fagales. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. (1998) ISBN    Revisions kept online at: http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/advanced.do

Susana Valencia-A.: Diversidad del Género Quercus (Fagaceae) en México. Boletín de la Sociedad Botánica de México 75: 33-53 (2004) Available online at: http://redalyc.uaemex.mx/redalyc/pdf/577/57707503.pdf

Silvia Romero-R.: Revisión Taxonómica del Complejo Actuifoliae de Quercus (Fagaceae) con Énfasis en su Representación en México. Acta Botanica Mexicana 76: 1-45 (2006). Available on-line at: http://redalyc.uaemex.mx/src/inicio/ArtPdfRed.jsp?iCve=57407601

José A. Villarreal Q., Juan A. Encina D. & Miquel A. Carranza P.: Los Encinos (Quercus : Fagaceae) de Coahuila, Mexico. Journal of the  Botanical Research Institute of Texas 2(2): 1235-1278. (2008).


I am most grateful to Allen Coombes and Dr Maricela Rodríguez-Coombes, both of the Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Puebla University, for their continuing encouragement and assistance with this project, for their generous hospitality during my stay in Mexico, and for providing the Spanish translation of this page.