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  Quercus monimotricha
Author Hand.-Mazz. 1929 Symb. Sin. 7: 41
Synonyms spinosa David ex Franch. var. monimotricha Hand.-Mazz. 1925
semecarpifolia Smith var. rufescens (Franch.) Schottky 1912
semecarpifolia Konitz, not Smith
Local names ai gao shan li ;
Range SO China; Myanmar; 2000-4400 m;
Growth habit 0.2-0.6 m (may reach 2 m tall);
Leaves 1.2-3.5 x 1.23 cm ; evergreen; leathery; elliptic to obovate; apex obtuse to mucronate; base rounded or subcordate; margin sinuate, revolute, sometimes entire, but more often toothed; densely hairy at first; adaxially with fascicled and multiradiate hairs, becoming glabrescent; with solitary, fascicled and glandular simple hairs below; 4-7 vein pairs; petiole hairy, 3 mm long;
Flowers June-July;
Fruits acorn 1 cm long, 0.8 cm in diameter; ovoid; singly or paired; cup sessile or short-stalked, flat, shallow, with lanceolate, grey brown tomentose, 1 mm long scales; maturing in 2 years;

Bark, twigs and

twigs twisted, brown pubescent, whorled;
Hardiness zone, habitat hardy;
Miscellaneous -- A.Camus : n 91;
-- Sub-genus Cerris, Section Ilex;
-- Related to Q.spinosa ;
-- See the Key for Asian similar Quercus;

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