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  Quercus franchetii
Author Skan 1899 J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 26: 513
Synonyms lanuginosa Franch. 1899, nom. illeg. not Lam. 1778 nor D.Don 1825 nec Beck 1890;
Local names zhui lian li ;
Range China (Sichuan, Yunnan from center to south); North Thailand; Vietnam; 800 - 2600 m ;
Growth habit 4-6 m usually, but may reach 15 m; trunk twisting;
Leaves 5-8 x 2.5-3 cm; evergreen; leathery; narrowly oboval, or elliptic, or elliptic-lanceolate; apex pointed or round; base cuneate; margin dentate (5-10 pairs of short teeth, setaceous at the end) except at basal half; 7-8 veins pairs, slightly impressed above, prominent beneath; glabrous, smooth and shiny above; densely yellowish-grey tomentose beneath with solitary and fasciculate hairs; petiole 1-1.4 cm long, yellowish grey tomentose;
Flowers February-March; male catkin tomentose, 2.5-3.5 cm long; female inflorescences 0.5-1 cm, with 2-3 cups;
Fruits acorn 0.9-1.1 cm long, 0.9 cm in diameter; subglobose, apex slightly concave, or flat or rounded, mucronate; silky; short peduncle (1.5-3 cm); enclosed 2/3 by cup; cup 0.8-1.1 cm in diameter; scales convex, pubescent, triangular; maturing in 1 year;

Bark, twigs and

dark grey bark; twigs reddish brown, hairy at first with both stellate and simple yellowish grey hairs, becoming glabrous; bud narrowly ovoid;
Hardiness zone, habitat hardy zone 5-6;

-- A. Camus : tome 2, p. 30, n° 136;
-- Sub-genus Cerris, Section Ilex;
-- Resembles Q.lanata;

-- "lanuginosa" is a term frequently used by Authors, so it is better not to use it, in order to avoid confusions !
- Q. lanuginosa Franchet 1899 nom. illeg. = Q. franchetii
- Q. lanuginosa (Lam.)Thuill.1799 nom. illeg. = Q. pubescens
- Q. lanuginosa Beck 1890 nom. illeg. = Q. robur (sic !)
- Q. lanuginosa sensu Lam. 1778 nom. illeg. = Q. cerris L. 1753
- Q. lanuginosa D.Don 1825 nom. illeg. = Q. lanata

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