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  Quercus tarokoensis
Author Hayata 1918 Icon. Pl. Formosan. 7: 38
Local names tai lu ge li ;
Range East Taiwan; 400-1300 m;
Growth habit usually a shrub, but reaches 12 m tall;
Leaves 2-4 x 1.5-2.8 cm; evergreen; narrowly oval; leathery; apex pointed; base subcordate; margin toothed at apical 1/2 (3-5 pairs of teeth); both faces hairless, but sometimes stellate hairs along midrib beneath; 5-10 pairs of inconspicuous secondary veins; petiole 3-5 mm long, brown tomentose;
Flowers June-July;
Fruits acorn 1.4-1.8 cm long, 0.8-1 cm wide; ovoid; enclosed 1/4 to 1/2 by cup; cup with small, triangula, appressed,   tomentose scales except at tip; maturing in 2 years;

Bark, twigs and

bark reddish grey brown; twigs thin, grey brown pubescent at first, becoming glabrous, with brownish orbicular lenticels;
Hardiness zone, habitat not hardy; prefers calcareous soils;
Miscellaneous -- Belongs to the Group Ilex, according to Denk & Grimm 2010;
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