IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

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Quercus copeyensis is an oak tree species endemic to the Talamancan montane forests of Panama and Costa Rica. In fact Q. costaricensis is an endemic oak of the Talamancan montane forests of eastern Costa Rica and western Panama. It occurs, for example, at the higher elevations of approximately 2700 to 3100 metres; at these elevations, it is co-dominant with Q. costaricensis, although its occurrence continues to somewhat lower elevation of about 2000 metres..

This species is a slow-growing very tall, canopy-level tree with a straight trunk and a high, rounded cluster of dark green foliage. The bark is a scaly grey.


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