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 Quercus chenii
AuthorNakai 1924
Synonymsacutissima subsp chenii (Nakai) A.Camus 1934
acutissima var. chenii (Nak.)Menitsky 1973
acutissima var. brevipetioleata Hoo
chenii var. linanensis Liu & Shenin 1992
Local namesxiao ye li
Rangecentral China, to 600 m ;
Growth habit30 m high;
Leaves smaller than those of Q.acutissima, 7-12 cm long and 2-4 wide, glabrous even when young;
Fruitsacorn 1.5-2 cm long x 1.3-1.5 in diameter; cup 1.5 cm in diameter, scales included;

Bark, twigs and

bark almost smooth;
Hardiness zone, habitatprefers lime-free soils; moderate hardiness (withstands -15C);
Miscellaneous-- A.Camus : n° 120;
-- Subgenus Cerris, section Cerris;
-- in fact very close to the species type acutissima (geographical form ?) ; for some authors (Govaerts & Frodin), it's a good species.
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