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  Quercus litseoides
Author Dunn 1909 J. Bot. 47: 377
Synonyms Cyclobalanopsis litseoides (Dunn) Schottky 1912
Local names mu jiang ye quig gang ;
Range China ( Hong Kong, Guangdong, Guangxi), 700-1000 m ;
Growth habit small shrub 1-2.5 m tall, may reach 10 m;
Leaves 3.5-6 cm  x 1.5-3 cm; stalkless or nearly so; oboval; thick, leathery, stiff; apex rounded, obtuse or emarginate; base cuneate; margin entire rolled under; shiny green, glabrous adaxially; dull beneath; 6-9 vein pairs raised abaxially, at an angle of 40° with midrib; petiole thick, 2 mm long;
Flowers male catkin 2.5-5 cm; female inflorescence 1.25-2.5 cm long, greyish-white or brown pubescent, with 2-4 flowers; 3 styles;
Fruits acorn 1.5-1.8 cm long; usually paired; pubescent, especially near apex; enclosed 1/4 or 1/3 by cup; cup bowl-shaped, 5-6 mm long x 10 mm wide, slightly tomentose outside, with 5-7 concentric rings entire or denticulate; scar flat; stylopodium persistent ;

Bark, twigs and

twigs slightly at first greyish-white or brown tomentose, becoming glabrous;
Hardiness zone, habitat scattered in mountain forests; rare;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : tome 1, p. 365, n° 84;
-- Sub-genus Cerris, Section Cyclobalanopsis;
-- Section Semiserrata, sub-section Chrysotrichae (Menitsky).
-- Threatened (IUCN Red List Category : VU).

-- Related to
Q.hui Chun ;

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