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  Quercus bella
Author Chun & Tsiang 1947
Synonyms Cyclobalanopsis bella (Chun & Tsiang) Y.C.Hsu & H.Wei Jen 1993
Local names bing lang qing gang
Range China (Hainan, Guangdong, Guangxi ), 200-700 m, in wet forests;
Growth habit reaches 30 m;
Leaves 8-15 x 2-3.5 cm; lanceolate to oblong-elliptic; subleathery; dark green, shiny adaxially; glaucous, hairless below; base cuneate, slightly oblique; apex acuminate ; margin serrate in apical 1/2; 11-13 pairs of lateral veins flat adaxially, raised under; tertiary veins slender, evident abaxially; petiole glabrous, 1-2 cm;
Flowers February to April; female inflorescences to 1-2 cm;
Fruits acorn flattened, 1.5 cm long, 2.5 cm in diameter; pubescent in youth but glabrescent; paired or to 3; cup shallow (5 mm long, 25-30 mm wide), thin (1 mm), covering base of nut, with 6-8 concentric rings irregulary denticulate at margins; scar impressed, 1-1.4 cm in diameter; stylopodium persistent; ripe in 1 year;

Bark, twigs and
buds

twigs angled, pubescent becoming glabrous;
Hardiness zone, habitat not hardy;
Miscellaneous -- Sub-genus Cyclobalanopsis;
Subspecies and
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