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  Quercus bawanglingensis
Author C.C.Huang, Z.X.Li & F.W.Xing 1990 Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 10: 128
Local names ba wang li
Range China (Hainan) ; 900-1000 m ;
Growth habit 6-8 m;
Leaves 4-6 x 1.5-2.5 cm, evergreen; leathery; oval to elliptic; base rounded to broadly cuneate; apex pointed to acuminate; margin denticulate with blunt teeth; 6-9 pairs of secondary veins; tertiary veins slender, reticulate; petiole 5-8 mm;
Flowers female inflorescence 3-6 cm, bearing usually only one fruit when mature;
Fruits acorn elliptic 1 cm long; glabrous, solitary; enclosed 1/3 or 1/4 by the cup; cup to 6 mm, with appressed, grey tomentose scales;

Bark, twigs and

branchlets glabrous, covered with white wax;
Hardiness zone, habitat on calcareous soils;
Miscellaneous -- Sub-genus Cerris, Section Ilex;
-- Closely related to
Q.phillyreoides but uncertain status (The Plant List 2013); however, the works of J. Liu 2019 (Complete Chloroplast Genome Sequence and Phylogenetic analysis of Q. bawanglingensis) show a strong relationship with Q. tarokoensis.
-- Threatened (IUCN Red List Category : CR)

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