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  Quercus fabri
Author Hance 1869 J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 10: 202
Local names bai li ;

China (Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, southern Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang); 100-1900 m;

Growth habit usually a small tree, but may reach 20-25 m high with a trunk to 1 m in diametre; rounded crown;
Leaves 6-15 x 2.5-10 cm; deciduous; leathery; oboval with upper face slightly convex; apex rounded with a small pointed tip; base cuneate or narrowly rounded; margin wavy, crenate-dentate with nearly 10 pairs of obtuse teeth; dark green, dull, glabrous above; light grey brown tomentose beneath; 8-12 vein pairs; tertiary veins evident underneath; petiole 3-5 mm, yellow brown pubescent; conspicuous red leaves at fall;
Flowers April; female inflorescence 1-4 cm, bearing 2-4 seeds;
Fruits acorn 1.8-2.2 cm long, 0.5-1 cm wide; glabrous; oblong, mucronate; enclosed 1/3 by cup; cup sessile, 1 cm in diameter, bearing broad, pubescent scales; maturing in 1 year;

Bark, twigs and

greyish brown bark; twigs densely grey tomentose;
Hardiness zone, habitat hardy zone 7 (withstands -15°C); in mixed forests;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : n° 147;
-- Sub-genus Quercus, Section Quercus, Series Roburoid;
-- Often written erroneously "fabrei";

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