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  Quercus laotica
Author A. Camus 1936
Synonyms setulosa subsp laotica (A.Camus) Menitsky 1973
Local names  
Range Laos, Vietnam; 700 m; very abundant in its range;
Growth habit shrub; 
Leaves 5-6 x 2-2.5 cm; oval lanceolate; leathery; glabrous on both sides; margin toothed; some brown hairs along midrib;
Fruits acorn ovoid 1.8-2 cm long, 0.7-0.8 cm in diameter; cup scaly, shallow, 0.9-1.2 cm in diameter;

Bark, twigs and

young twig pubescent during 2 years; 
Hardiness zone, habitat not hardy;   
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : n° 131 ;
-- Closely related to
Q.setulosaFor Menitsky (1973), who first treated this taxon as a subspecies of Q.setulosa, it seems that actually there are not enough  differences between the 2 taxons to say they are distinct (oval lanceolate leaves shorter in laotica, with pubescence remaining on leaves and twigs); moreover, A. Camus  herself thought that laotica is perhaps a subspecies of setulosa ! Actually, Q.laotica is the race occuring in Laos, with small, pubescent leaves.
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