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  Quercus serrata
Author Murray 1784 Syst. Veg. ed. 14 858
Synonyms canescens 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 Acta Bot. Boreal.-Occid. Sin. 6(1): 52
serrata var. brevipetioleata (A.DC) Nakai 1926
serrata var. tomentosa (Ding & Chao) Hsu & Wei Jen 1993
urticifolia Bl. var. brevipetioleata A.DC 1864
Local names bao li ;
Range China, Japan, Korea ; 100 to 3000 m
Growth habit reaches 15-20 m tall; elegant habit;
Leaves

5-15 x 2.5-4cm; deciduous; oboval or narrowly oval; leathery; apex pointed; base cuneate or slightly rounded; margin with 6-12 pairs of incurved teeth, glandular-tipped; densely hairy when young, becoming glabrescent, mainly beneath; 7-14 vein pairs; subsessile or with a short, glabrous petiole (to 3 cm);

Flowers March-April; pistillate inflorescences 1.5-3 cm long;
Fruits acorn 1.7-2 cm long; ovoid or subglobose; solitary or several together on a short stalk; enclosed 1/4 to 1/3 by cup; cup shallow, with appressed, hairy, triangular scales; maturing in 1 year;

Bark, twigs and
buds

bark grey or dark reddish brown, slightly furrowed longitudinaly; young shoot with silky, appressed hairs;
Hardiness zone, habitat hardy; inhabits broad-leaved deciduous forests;
Miscellaneous -- A.Camus : n 142;
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Sub-genus Quercus, Section Quercus, Series Roburoid;
-- Q.serrata
and Q.glandulifera should be distinct, according to Sargent ;
-- Hybrids with Q. yunnanensis

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, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 1: 148, is probably a hybrid between Q.serrata and Q.aliena.
For Menitsky (1974) it is a synonym of Q.griffithii. Threatened (IUCN Red List Category : CR)

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