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 Quercus dolicholepis
AuthorA. Camus 1954
Synonymsdolicholepis var. elliptica (Y.C.Hsu & H.Wei Jen ) Y.C.Hsu & H.Wei Jen 1990
spathulata Seemen 1897, nom. illeg., not Watelet 1866
spathulata var. elliptica Y.C.Hsu & H.Wei Jen 1976
Local nameschi ye li ;
RangeSoutheastern and Central China; 500 to 2800 m;
Growth habitreaches 16 m;
Leaves 2-8 x 1.5-4 cm; persist for 2 or 3 years; oboval or elliptic; leathery; apex obtuse, mucronate; base rounded to cordate; margins entire except some teeth near apex; rough above, with fascicled and stellate hairs, glabrescent; pubescent below with sessile stellate, solitary and fascicled hairs; 7-8 vein pairs raised beneath; petiole 4-5 mm, shortly hairy;
FlowersMarch to May; 
Fruitsacorn ovoid, 1.2-1.7 cm, apex tomentose, depressed; singly or paired; enclosed 2/3 to 3/4 by cup; cup with narrow, recurving, 5 mm long scales; matures in 2 years;

Bark, twigs and
buds

young shoots yellowish grey stellate tomentose;
Hardiness zone, habitathardy;
in forests;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : n° 103;
-- Belongs to the Ilex Group, according to Denk & Grimm 2010;
Subspecies and
varieties
Q.fimbriata Y.C.Hsu & H.Wei Jen 1976
= Q. x fimbriata (Hsu&Jen)Chun&Huang 1976
from Sichuan and Yunnan, is probably a hybrid with
Q.aquifolioides; for Govaerts, 2007, it is a true species;
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