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77. Lithocarpus chiungchungensis Chun & P. C. Tam, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 10: 207. 1965.

琼中柯 qiong zhong ke

Trees 5-10 m tall; branchlets and rachis of inflorescences densely tawny pubescent. Petiole 0.8-1.2 cm; leaf blade obovate, ovate-elliptic, or oblong, 6-15 × 2-5 cm, rigidly papery, pubescent but early glabrescent, abaxially ± glaucous and with waxy scalelike trichomes, base cuneate and decurrent on petiole, margin entire or undulate, apex caudate-acuminate; midvein pilose abaxially; secondary veins 10-14 on each side of midvein, obscure near margin; tertiary veins abaxially inconspicuous or not visible. Male inflorescences sometimes androgynous, 2-5 cm; rachis with short, tomentose hairs. Female inflorescence with cupules in clusters of 3-5. Infructescences 9-15 cm; rachis 6-8 mm thick. Cupule globose to ± depressed, 1.5-2 cm in diam., usually completely enclosing nut, wall less than 1 mm thick and crustaceous when dry; bracts triangular to shortly subulate, small. Nut depressed globose, 0.7-1.2 × 1.2-1.8 cm, glabrous, apex flat; scar ± concave. Fl. Jul, fr. Oct-Nov of following year.

* Broad-leaved evergreen forests; circa 800 m. Hainan


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