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 Quercus aquifolioides
AuthorRehd. & Wils. 1916
Synonyms 
Local nameschuan dian gao shan li ;
RangeChina, Tibet, 2000-4500 m; Bhutan, Burma; introduced in Great-Britain in 1908 by Ernest Wilson;
Growth habitoften shrubby (1-4 m); sometimes can reach 10m and more;
Leaves 4-6.5 cm long, 3-5 cm wide; persisting 2 years; ellipti, oboval or orbicular; base subcordate; apex blunt; margin sinuate and revolute; strong and sharp teeth; glabrous above except fascicled and multiradiate hairs along midrib; rusty glandular hairs below, and various non glandular trichomes, becoming glabrescent; midrib sinuate near apex; 6-8 pairs of lateral veins; petiole 2-5 mm long, sometimes absent;
Flowersin May-June; pistillate inflorescences 0.5-2.5 cm long, bearing 1 to 4 fruits;
Fruitsacorn ovoid pointed, 1.5 cm long, 1 cm in diameter; 1 to 5 together on a 2-3 cm long peduncle; enclosed for 1/3 or 1/4 of length in bell-shaped, scaly, tomentose cup with apicaly rounded and free scales; maturing in 1 year;

Bark, twigs and
buds

young twigs pale greenish brown, with stellate, light brown tomentum;
Hardiness zone, habitat hardy zone 6; all types of soils;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : n 93
-- Belongs to the Ilex Group, according to Denk & Grimm 2010;
-- Very close to Q.semecarpifolia;
-- For Menitsky (1974) it is a synonym of Q.rehderiana
-- See the Key for similar Asian Quercus
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