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  Quercus daimingshanensis
Author (S.K.Lee)C.C.Huang 1992
Synonyms Cyclobalanopsis daimingshanensis S.K.Lee 1979
Local names da ming shan qing gang;
Range China (central Guangx, in Daming Shan) at ca. 1000 m ;
Growth habit reaches 15 m tall;
Leaves 4-7 x 1.5-3 cm; ovate-elliptic to elliptic; glabrous, whitish below, dark green above; base cuneate, apex acute shortly acuminate, margin entire or remotely denticulate near apex; 7-9 vein pairs inconspicuous above and slightly raised beneath; petiole 5-8 mm, glabrous;
Flowers in March-April, on 1 cm female inflorescences with greyish-white or brown pubescence, bearing 3-5 fruits;
Fruits acorn oblong 2 cm long, 1.3 cm wide; glabrous; enclosed 1/3 by cup; cup hemispherical velutinous outside, scales in 5-6 concentric rings with margins apical ones denticulate, others entire; scar 3-5 mm, flat; stylopodium persistent; matures first year;

Bark, twigs and

young branchlets greyish-white or brown pubescent, becoming hairless;
Hardiness zone, habitat mixed forests in mountain;
Miscellaneous -- Sub-genus Cerris, Section Cyclobalanopsis;
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