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  Quercus merrillii
Author Seemen 1908 Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 5: 21
Synonyms Cyclobalanopsis merrillii (Seem.) Schottky 1912
Local names  
Range Borneo; The Philippines; 100 to 500 m;
Growth habit usually small shrub 2 m tall; may be higher;
Leaves 2-4 x 1-2 cm; oval; rounded at both ends or attenuate at base; leathery but thin;  entire or remotely crenate in apical 1/3; shiny green above; whitish beneath; 6-8 pairs of secondary veins, raised beneath; petiole 2-3 cm long;
Flowers 3 styles 1-2 cm long; pistilate inflorescence densely golden-brown woolly tomentose;
Fruits acorn 2 cm; ovoid, brown, hairless; enclosed 1/2 by stalkless cup; cupule with 7-8 denticulate rings;

Bark, twigs and
buds

twig red brown, densely golden-brown woolly tomentose at first, then becoming glabrescent, with numerous lenticels;
Hardiness zone, habitat not hardy;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : n° 14;
-- Sub-genus Cerris, Section Cyclobalanopsis;
-- Section Semiserrata, sub-section Chrysotrichae (Menitsky).
-- the only one oak species in The Phillipines (in Palawan);
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