The leaves of Hungarian oak are dark green on upside and 12 - 25 cm (4.7 – 9.8 in) long. The underside of the leaf is pale yellow. The leaves are strongly sinuate. The petiole is short and the leaf is curled at the leaf base. The leaf margin is smooth.
The flowers form greenish yellow catkins which sprout with the leaves.
Acorns, light brown. The fruit cups wrapped half the acorn.
The branches are first olive green and smooth, later brownish with lenticels. The buds are brown, ovoid thick and pointed.
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