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  Quercus baronii
Author Skan 1899 J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 26: 507 1899.
Synonyms dielsiana Seemen ex Diels 1900
baronii f. capillata Kozlov 1933
baronii var. capillata (Kozlov) Liou 1936
baronii var. pendula S.Y.Wang & C.L.Chang 1980
kozloviana Liou 1936
pseudoserrata Liou 1936
Local names jiang zi li
Range Western China (Henan, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Hunan, Gansu, Sichuan); 900 to 2200 m; introduced in Europe in 1914 by Meyer;
Growth habit 6-15 m; much smaller in cultivation;
Leaves 3-6 x 1-2 cm; persistent 1 year; leathery; ovate-lanceolate to oblong; apex acuminate, base rounded or weakly cuneate; toothed except basally; glabrous except stellate hairs upper side; fascicled and fused-stellate pubescence below the first year, becoming glabrous except yellowish hairs along midrib; 6-7 pairs of lateral veins; petiole 3-9 mm, yellow tomentose;
Flowers April; female inflorescences to 1-1.5 cm, bearing 1 to several cups;
Fruits acorn ovoid 1.5 cm long and 1.2 cm in diameter; apex flat and silky; singly or paired, on a 1 cm long peduncle; enclosed for 1/2 or 2/3 of length in cup; cup 1-1.8 cm, with greyish, reflexed scales to 3-5 mm; ripe in 2 years;

Bark, twigs and

bark gray brown marked with pale grey; branchlets stellate pubescent when young, becoming glabrous;
Hardiness zone, habitat hardy; all types of soils; prefers alkaline soils;
Miscellaneous -- A.Camus : n° 104;
-- Sub-genus Cerris, Section Ilex;
-- For Menitsky (1974), Q.pseudoserrata Liou 1936 is a synonym of Q.serrata Thunb.
-- Discovered by the italian missionary Giraldi, in 1895, in Shanxi;

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