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 Quercus franchetii
AuthorSkan 1899
Synonymslanuginosa Franch. 1899, nom. illeg. not Lam. 1778 nor D.Don 1825;
Local nameszhui lian li ;
RangeChina (Sichuan, Yunnan from center to south), north Thailand, Vietnam; 800 - 2600 m ;
Growth habit4-6 m usually, but may reach 15 m; trunk twisting;
Leaves 5-8 x 2.5-3 cm; evergreen; leathery; oboval or elliptic; pointed, base cuneate or slightly rounded; glabrous, smooth and shiny above; densely yellowish tomentose beneath with solitary and fasciculate hairs; margin dentate (5-10 pairs of short teeth) except near base; 8-12 vein pairs; petiole 1-2 cm, yellowish grey tomentose;
Flowers February-March; female inflorescences 1-2 cm, with 5-6 cups;
Fruits acorn 0.9-1.1 cm long, 0.9 cm in diameter; subglobose, apex flat or rounded, mucronate; silky; short peduncle (1.5-3 cm); enclosed 2/3 by cup; cup 0.8-1.1 cm in diameter, scaly; maturing in 1or 2 years;

Bark, twigs and
buds

dark grey bark; twigs reddish brown, hairy at first with both stellate and simple hairs, becoming glabrous;
Hardiness zone, habitat hardy zone 5-6;
Miscellaneous

-- A. Camus : n° 136 ;
-- Belongs to the Ilex Group, according to Denk & Grimm 2010;
-- resembles Q.lanata ;

-- "lanuginosa" is a term frequently used by Authors, so it is better not to use it, in order to avoid confusions !
- Q. lanuginosa Franchet 1899 nom. illeg. = Q. franchetii
- Q. lanuginosa (Lam.)Thuill.1799 nom. illeg. = Q. pubescens
- Q. lanuginosa Beck 1890 nom. illeg. = Q. robur (sic !)
- Q. lanuginosa sensu Lam. 1778 nom. illeg. = Q. cerris L. 1753
- Q. lanuginosa D.Don 1825 nom. illeg. = Q. lanata

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