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  Quercus acrodonta
Author Seemen 1897
Synonyms phillyreoides Franch. not A.Gray
handeliana A.Camus 1933 (A.Camus n 101)
ilex L. var. acrodonta (Seemen) Skan 1902
parvifolia Hand.-Mazz. 1925 , not Benth. 1889 nor Small 1895
Local names yan li ;
Range China, 300 m to 2700 m ;
Growth habit small tree or shrub, but can reach 15 m tall;
Leaves 2.5 to 6 cm long, 1 to 2.5 cm wide; persistent 2 years; oblong, base rounded or weakly cordate, apex acuminate, margin toothed near apex; glabrous and lustrous grey-green above, densely pubescent and yellowish below with stellate hairs; 7-11 pairs of secondary veins, pubescent; petiole 3-5 mm long, tomentose;
Flowers pistillate flowers in May, near top of the tree;
Fruits acorn 1 cm long, 0.8 cm in diameter; ovoid, with yellowish hairs at apex; enclosed for 1/2 of length in cup; cup with greyish tomentose scales; maturing in 1 year;

Bark, twigs and

young twigs yellowish tomentose ;
Hardiness zone, habitat hardy ; all types of soils, but prefers calcareous ones ;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : n 99 ;
-- Group Ilex, for Denk & Grimm 2010;
-- resembles Q.phillyreoides A.Gray ;
-- for Govaerts & Frodin, following Camus and Menitsky, Q.handeliana is a true species, in Yunnan ; for  "Flora of China", it is a synonym for Q.acrodonta.
Subspecies and
-- var. handeliana Luebbert 2002