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  Quercus hondai
Author Makino 1902 Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 16: 144
Synonyms Cyclobalanopsis hondae (Makino) Schottky, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 47: 658 (1912).
Local names hanaga-gashi;
Range Japan (Kyushu, Shikoku);
Growth habit tree to 20 m high and more;
Leaves 6-14 x 2.5-3.5 cm; evergreen; narrowly lanceolate; leathery; acuminate, base cuneate; margin entire with some small teeth near apex ; both sides hairless; nearly concolor, shiny green above, paler beneath; 8-12 vein pairs; short petiole, less than 1 cm long, thin, glabrous; 
Flowers
Fruits acorn elliptic or obovoid, mucronate, 1.5 cm long, 1 cm in diameter, with apex pubescent; cup halfround with 5-6 concentric rings, pubescents and partially dentate; maturing in 2 years;

Bark, twigs and
buds

bark dark grey, thick, rough; twig thin, terete, hairless; small lenticels; bud narrowly conical, elongated, yellow-brown, with pubescent scales;
Hardiness zone, habitat not quite hardy;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : tome 1, p. 363, n° 82 ;
-- Sub-genus Cerris, Section Cyclobalanopsis;
-- Sometimes written hondae
-- Closely related to Q.acuta or to Q.nubium (for Menitsky intermediate between these 2 species);
-- Threatened (IUCN Red List Category : VU).

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