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Lithocarpus quercifolius

Description from Flora of China

Trees 5-6 m tall. Branchlets of current year pubescent. Leaves usually congested at apex of branches; petiole 2-5 mm; leaf blade oblong to obovate-elliptic, 4-11 × 1-3 cm, rigidly papery, concolorous, abaxially usually with tuft of hairs in axils of veins, base rounded to broadly cuneate, margin with a few acute teeth, apex acute; secondary veins 8-11 on each side of midvein, branched near margin with outer branch ending in a marginal tooth; tertiary veins conspicuous, slender. Male inflorescences ca. 5 cm. Female flowers solitary, scattered above middle of male inflorescence rachis; rachis tawny pubescent. Infructescences 2-3 cm; rachis ca. 2 mm thick. Cupule discoid, 2-5 mm × 2-2.5 cm, enclosing basal part of nut; bracts imbricate, lanceolate when young, rhomboid to broadly triangular when mature, appressed, midvein ridged. Nut depressed globose, 1.2-1.6 × 2-2.4 cm, covered with appressed minute hairs; scar 1.6-2 cm in diam., margin concave but center ± convex. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. Sep-Oct.

* Secondary forests or scrub; circa 600 m. Guangdong (Huiyang Xian), Jiangxi (Suichuan Xian)


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