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  Quercus monimotricha
Author Hand.-Mazz. 1929 Symb. Sin. 7: 41
Synonyms spinosa David ex Franch. var. monimotricha Hand.-Mazz. 1925
semecarpifolia Smith var. rufescens (Franch.) Schottky 1912
semecarpifolia Konitz, not Smith
Local names ai gao shan li ;
Range SO China (Sichuan, Yunnan); Myanmar; 2000-4400 m;
Growth habit 0.2-0.6 m (may reach 2 m tall);
Leaves 1.2-3.5 x 1.2-3 cm ; evergreen; leathery; oblong-elliptic to suborbicular-ovate; apex obtuse to mucronate; base rounded or subcordate; margin sinuate, revolute, sometimes entire, but more often toothed; densely hairy at first; adaxially with fascicled and multiradiate hairs, becoming glabrescent; with solitary, fascicled and glandular simple hairs below; 4-7 vein pairs, impressed above, at an angle of 50-60° with midrib; petiole hairy, 3 mm long;
Flowers June-July; flowers as soon as 2 or 3 year-old; male catkin 1-4 cm long, tomentose; female catkin very short, with 1 or 2 flowers;
Fruits acorn 1 cm long, 0.8 cm in diameter; ovoid; singly or paired; cup sessile or short-stalked, flat, shallow, enclosing only the base of acorn, with lanceolate, grey brown tomentose, 1 mm long scales; maturing first year;

Bark, twigs and
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twigs twisted, brown pubescent, whorled; lenticels rounded, pale;
Hardiness zone, habitat hardy;
Miscellaneous -- A.Camus : tome 1, p. 388, n 91;
-- Sub-genus Cerris, Section Ilex;
-- Related to Q.spinosa ;
-- See the Key for Asian similar Quercus;

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