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  Quercus setulosa
Author Hickel & A.Camus 1923 Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 29: 598
Synonyms sinii Chun 1947
Local names fu ning li ;
Range China (Guangdong, Guizhou, Guangxi, Yunnan), Laos, Thailand, Vietnam; 100 - 1300 m;
Growth habit usually a shrub, but may reach 20 m tall;
Leaves 7-9 x 1.5-2.5 cm; evergreen; leathery; oblong, lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate; apex sub-acute to acuminate; base rounded or broadly cuneate; margin irregularly toothed in apical half; shiny green, glabrous above; greenish and glabrous beneath except brown stellate hairs on midvein and at veins axils; 8-10 vein pairs inconspicuous above; petiole puberulent 1-2 cm long;
Flowers April-May; female flowers 2 together with 3 short styles;
Fruits acorn 1.5-2 cm long, 1 cm in diameter; narrowly ellipsoid; mucronate; brown; slightly pubescent at apex; paired on a short peduncle; cup flat, scaly, 1 cm wide, covering 1/4 of nut; basal scar prominent, 3 mm wide; maturing in 1 year;

Bark, twigs and

twigs becoming glabrous in summer; bud subobtuse, nearly hairless; stipules persistent, brown;

Hardiness zone, habitat not hardy; inhabits mixed forests;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : tome 2, p. 11n 130;
-- Sub-genus Cerris, Section Ilex;

Subspecies and
For Govaerts & Frodin, there are 2 subspecies:
1/ subsp setulosa
= Q.sinii Chun 1947
China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam

2/ subsp laotica (A.Camus) Menitsky 1973 Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 10: 128
Q.laotica A.Camus 1935 (see this item)