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Quercus cocciferoides Hand.-Mazz.


Description from Flora of China

Quercus cocciferoides var. taliensis (A. Camus) Y. C. Hsu & H. W. Jen; Q. taliensis A. Camus.

Trees to 15 m tall, semievergreen. Young branchlets tomentose, glabrescent. Petiole 5-8 mm, tomentose; leaf blade narrowly elliptic, ovate-lanceolate, or ovate, 3-8 × 1.5-3 cm, papery, pubescent when young, glabrescent, base rounded to cuneate and often oblique, margin serrate from middle to apex, apex acuminate to shortly acuminate; secondary veins 6-8 on each side of midvein; tertiary veins abaxially conspicuous. Female inflorescences ca. 2.5 cm, cupules 4 or 5. Cupule cupular to kettle-shaped, 1-1.2 × 1-1.5 cm, enclosing 2/3-3/4 of nut; bracts triangular, ca. 1 mm, usually not adhered to cupule, with appressed grayish hairs. Nut subglobose, 1-1.2 × ca. 1 cm, apex mucronate, tomentose; scar 2-3 mm in diam., slightly raised; stylopodium ca. 1 mm in diam. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. Sep-Nov.

Quercus yiwuensis C. C. Huang ex Y. C. Hsu & H. W. Jen (Acta Phytotax. Sin. 14(2): 85. 1976), from Yunnan, is probably a hybrid between Q. cocciferoides and Q. aquifolioides.

* Sunny mountains slopes, dry river valleys; 1000-2600 m. Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan


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