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  Quercus kiukiangensis
Author (Y.T.Chang)Y.T.Chang 1992
Synonyms Cyclobalanopsis kiukiangensis Y.T.Chang 1976
Cyclobalanopsis xizangensis Y.C.Hsu & H.Wei Jen 1979
xizangensis (Hsu & Wei Jen) C.C.Huang & Y.T.Chang 1982
Local names qiu jiang qing gang ;
Range China (Tibet, NW Yunnan) ; 1300-2000 m ;
Growth habit reaches 30 m tall;
Leaves 10-18 x 3.5-8.5 cm; oblong-elliptic; leathery; apex pointed, acuminate to caudate; base rounded or broadly cuneate; whitish beneath with some scattered simple hairs; margin with sharp teeth in apical 1/2; midvein and 10-13 vein pairs, raised beneath, impressed adaxially; tertiary veins slender, parallel, evident beneath; petiole 1.5-2.5 cm, hairless;
Flowers  
Fruits acorn globose, ovoid or conical, 1.5-3 cm long, 1.4-1.7 cm in diameter; glabrous; cup enclosing 1/2 of nut; cup 1.2-1.5 cm long 1.8-2.2 cm wide, 1.5-3 mm thick, both sides tomentose, with bracts in 6-9 concentric rings (only the basal rings are slightly dentate); scar 8 mm in diameter, convex; stylopodium persistent, ringed; maturing in 1 year;

Bark, twigs and
buds

twig thick, with numerous brownish raised lenticels;
Hardiness zone, habitat not quite hardy;
Miscellaneous -- Sub-genus Cyclobalanopsis;
Subspecies and
varieties
For today's authors (Zhou & Sun 1996, Govaerts & Frodin 1998), Q. xizangensis is a variety :
= Q.xizangensis (Hsu & Wei Jen ) Huang & Chang 1992
= Cyclobalanopsis xizangensis Hsu & Wei Jen 1979
= Q.kiukiangensis var. xizangensis (Hsu & Wei Jen) Zhou & Sun 1996
China (Motuo), in evergreen broadleaves forests, at 1500-2000 m ;
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