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 Quercus serrata
AuthorMurray 1784
Synonymscanescens Blume 1850
donarium Nakai 1915
glandulifera var. donarium (Nakai) A.Camus 1935
glandulifera var. brevipetioleata (A.DC) Nakai 1924
glandulifera var. stellatopilosa W.H. Zhang
glandulifera var. tomentosa B.C.Ding & T.B.Chao 1981
neoglandulifera Nakai 1922
neoglandulosa Nakai 1934
ningqiangensis S.Z.Qu & W.H.Zhang 1986
serrata var. brevipetioleata (A.DC) Nakai 1926
serrata var. tomentosa (Ding & Chao) Hsu & Wei Jen 1993
urticifolia Bl. var. brevipetioleata A.DC 1864
Local namesbao li ;
RangeChina, Taiwan, Japan, Korea ; 100 to 2000 m
Growth habitreaches 25 m tall;
Leaves 7-17 x 3-9 cm; deciduous; narrowly oval elliptic; leathery; apex pointed; base cuneate or slightly rounded; margin denticulate, glandular; densely hairy when young, becoming glabrous; 7-12 vein pairs; subsessile or with a short petiole (to 3 cm);
FlowersMarch-April; pistillate inflorescences 1.5-3 cm long;
Fruitsacorn 1.7-2 cm long; ovoid or subglobose; enclosed 1/4 to 1/3 by cup; cup with appressed, hairy, triangular scales; maturing in 1 year;

Bark, twigs and
buds

bark grey or dark reddish brown, slightly furrowed longitudinaly; young shoot hairless;
Hardiness zone, habitathardy; inhabits broad-leaved deciduous forests;
Miscellaneous-- A.Camus : n 142;
-- Q.serrata
and Q.glandulifera should be distinct, according to Sargent ;
Subspecies and
varieties

-- subsp serrata : the type described
-- subsp mongolicoides H.Ohba 2006, North of Japan.

-- Q. monnula Hsu & Wei Jen 1979, in Sichuan and Yunnan, is probably a hybrid between Q.serrata and Q.aliena.
For Menitsky (1974) it is a synonym of Q.griffithii.

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