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 Quercus griffithii
Author Hook.f. & Thomson ex Miq.1864 Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavi 1: 104
Synonymsaliena Skan not Bl.
aliena var. griffithii (Hook. & Thom.) Schottky 1912
Local names 
RangeIndia, S.W. China, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, Sikkim, North Thailand, Buthan, Tibet; 1000 m to 3200 m;
Growth habitusually 4-8 m, but reaches 15-20 m;
Leaves 12-25 x 6-12 cm; leathery; obovate or obovate-oblong; apex pointed or shortly acuminate; base narrowly rounded or sub-cordate, or cuneate ; glabrous, shiny dark green above; light green, remotely shortly stellate tomentose beneath; coarsely toothed (12-15 pairs of teeth); 12-19 evident, parallel vein pairs; petiole pubescent 5-10 mm long, thick;
Flowersmale yellowish, on drooping catkins 5-12 cm long, with 8-12 stamens; female crowded at end of twigs;
Fruits acorn 1.2-1.4 cm long, 0.8-1.2 cm wide; nearly stalkless; mucronate, glabrous, in groups from 2 to 5; narrow, convex basal scar; enclosed 1/3 or 1/2 by cup; cup scaly, half-round, 1.4 cm in diameter, scales pubescent, brownish grey, slightly appressed; maturing in 1 year;

Bark, twigs and

bark ash grey, smooth though warty, furrowed; young twigs with rusty pubescence, becoming glabrous; stipules linear, hairy, 1.3 cm long;
Hardiness zone, habitat hardy zone 7; all types of soils; rather fast growing;
Miscellaneous -- A.Camus : n° 143;
-- Sub-genus Quercus, Section Quercus;
-- Closely related to
Q.aliena var. acutiserrata; (synonym for some Authors...)
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