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  Quercus chenii
Author Nakai 1924 J. Arnold Arbor. 5: 74 1924
Synonyms acutissima subsp chenii (Nakai) A.Camus 1934
acutissima var. chenii (Nak.) Menitsky 1973
acutissima var. brevipetioleata C.Ho 1952
chenii var. linanensis M.C.Liu & X.L.Shenin 1992
Local names xiao ye li
Range central China, to 600 m ;
Growth habit 30 m high;
Leaves smaller than those of Q.acutissima, 7-12 cm long and 2-4 wide, glabrous even when young;
Fruits acorn 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, habitat prefers 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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