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  Quercus hondae
Author Makino 1902 Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 16: 144
Local names
Range Japan (Kyushu);
Growth habit tree to 20 m high and more;
Leaves 6-14 x 2.5-3.5 cm; evergreen; lanceolate or oblanceolate; leathery; acuminate, base cuneate; margine entire with some small teethe near apex ; both sides hairless; shiny green above, paler beneath; 8-12 vein pairs; short petiole, less than 1 cm long; 
Fruits acorn mucronate 1.5 cm long, 1 cm in diameter, with apex mucronate and pubescent; cup halfround with 5-6 concentric rings, pubescents and partially dentate; maturing in 2 years;

Bark, twigs and

bark dark grey, thick, rough;
Hardiness zone, habitat not quite hardy;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : n° 82 ;
-- Sub-genus Cerris, Section Cyclobalanopsis;
-- Closely related to Q.acuta or to Q.nubium (for Menitsky intermediate between these 2 species);
-- Threatened (IUCN Red List Category : VU).

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