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  Quercus oxyphylla
Author (E.H.Wils.) Hand.-Mazz. 1929 Symb. Sin. 7: 46
Synonyms spathulata Seemen var. oxyphylla E.H.Wilson 1927
Local names jian ye li ;
Range China (Anhwei, Sutchuen, Hupei, Shanxi), 200 - 800 m ;
Growth habit 20-22 m tall;
Leaves 5-9 x 2-4 cm; evergreen; flat, thin, coriaceous; broadly oblong, oblong-lanceolate or subelliptic; apex slightly attenuate or rounded; base subcordate attenuate; margin entire, sometimes denticulate near apex, with rare, short, mucronate teeth; adaxially with sparse hairs; stellate pubescent beneath, becoming glabrous; 5-6 vein pairs weakly raised below; tertiary veins thin, evident below; petiole 1-1.5 cm, with dense yellowish brown stellate hairs;
Flowers May-June; pistillate inflorescences 1-2 cm long, with tomentose axis, bearing 1-2 flowers;
Fruits acorn 1.5-2.5 cm long, ovoid, apex pubescent; singly or paired; enclosed 1/2 by cup; cup with 4-5 mm long, free, yellowish brown tomentose, narrow scales; maturing in 2 years;

Bark, twigs and

twig with yellow brown stellate tomentum, often sulcate;
Hardiness zone, habitat not hardy; mixed tropical forests;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : tome 1, p. 429, n° 105;
-- Sub-genus Cerris, Section Ilex;
-- Related to
Q. dolicholepis ;

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