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Quercus franchetii Skan


Description from Flora of China

Trees to 15 m tall, evergreen. Branchlets densely with yellowish gray simple and fascicled hairs. Petiole 1-2 cm, densely yellowish gray tomentose; leaf blade obovate to elliptic, 5-12 × 2.5-6 cm, thinly leathery, with dense yellowish gray glandular fascicled or simple hairs when young, abaxially densely with yellowish gray and glandular hairs with age, base cuneate to rounded, margin glandular-tipped serrate from middle to apex, apex acuminate to obtuse; secondary veins 8-12 on each side of midvein; tertiary veins abaxially prominent. Female inflorescences 1-2 cm; cupules 5 or 6. Infructescence 1-2 cm; rachis densely yellowish gray tomentose. Cupule cupular to sometimes discoid, (0.4-)0.7-1.2 × 1-1.4 cm, enclosing to 1/2 of nut; bracts triangular, ca. 2 mm, abaxially tuberculate, gray tomentose. Nut subglobose, 1.1-1.3 × 0.9-1.3 cm, sparsely gray tomentose, apex truncate to depressed; scar ca. 5 mm in diam., raised; stylopodium ca. 2 mm in diam. Fl. Feb-Mar, fr. Sep.

Mixed mesophytic forests; 800-2600 m. Sichuan, C to S Yunnan [N Thailand]


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