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  Quercus lodicosa
Author O.E. & E.F.Warburg 1933 J. Roy. Hort. Soc. 58: 182
Local names xi zang li ;
Range SE Tibet; Assam; N Myanmar; 1800-3000 m;
Growth habit 15-20 m;
Leaves 7-14 x 3.5-5.5 cm; evergreen; elliptic or oval-elliptic; apex pointed shortly acuminate; base cuneate, asymmetrical; margin dentate except near base; glabrous above except at the base of midrib; woolly beneath; yellowish woolly tomentose when young; 14-18 vein pairs very prominent beneath, at an angle of 60-65° with the midrib; petiole 1-2 cm, tomentose at first, becoming hairless;
Flowers male catkin 4.5-5 cm long, tomentose then glabrous; pistillate inflorescence short, bearing 1-3 flowers;
Fruits acorn 1.8 cm long, 2 cm in diameter; mucronate; usually singly on a very short peduncle; cup shallow, 1.8-2.2 cm in diameter, with thick, hard, tomentose, nearly free (not appressed) scales; ripen first year.

Bark, twigs and

young twigs tomentose, first year reddish, becoming grey brown; inconspicuous lenticels; stipules oval.
Hardiness zone, habitat not hardy; broadleaves evergreen mountain forests;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : tome 2, p. 31, n° 137;
-- Sub-genus Cerris, Section Ilex;
-- Threatened (IUCN Red List Category : EN).

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