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  Quercus setulosa
Author Hickel & A.Camus 1923 Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 29: 598
Synonyms sinii Chun 1947
Local names fu ning li ;
Range China (Guizhou, Guangxi, Yunnan), Laos, Thailand, Vietnam ; 100 - 1300 m ;
Growth habit usually a shrub, but may reach 20 m tall;
Leaves 4.5-11 x 1.5-4 cm; evergreen; oblong or oval lanceolate; leathery; apex acuminate; base rounded or weakly cuneate; margin irregularly toothed; shiny green above; greenish and glabrous beneath except at veins axils; 9-12 vein pairs inconspicuous above; petiole 1-2 cm long;
Flowers April-May; female flowers with 3 short styles;
Fruits acorn 2 cm long, 1 cm in diameter; ovoid; mucronate; brown; hairless; paired on a short peduncle; cup flat, scaly, covering 1/4 or 1/3 of nut; maturing in 1 year;

Bark, twigs and

twigs becoming glabrous in summer;
Hardiness zone, habitat not hardy; inhabits mixed forests;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : n 130;
-- Sub-genus Cerris, Section Ilex;
Subspecies and
For Govaerts & Frodin, there are 2 subspecies:
1/ subsp setulosa
= Q.sinii Chun 1947
China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam ;

2/ subsp laotica (A.Camus) Menitsky 1973 Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 10: 128
Q.laotica A.Camus 1935 (see this item)