Description from Flora of China
Quercus spinosa David ex Franchet var. monimotricha Handel-Mazzetti, Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 1925: 129. 1925.
Shrubs (0.5-)1(-2) m tall, evergreen. Branchlets nearly whorled, with brown fascicled indumentum. Petiole ca. 3 mm, densely pubescent; leaf blade elliptic to obovate, 2-3.5 × 1.2-3 cm, with conspicuously stipitate fascicled and floccose hairs when young, abaxially retaining scattered fascicled hairs but sometimes subglabrescent, adaxially glabrescent but base of fascicled hairs remaining evident (under a hand lens), base rounded to shallowly cordate, margin with long spiniform teeth, sometimes entire, apex obtuse to mucronate; secondary veins 4-7 on each side of midvein; tertiary veins abaxially inconspicuous. Infructescence rachis 5-10 mm; cupules 1 or 2. Cupule shallowly cupular, 3-4 × ca. 10 mm, covering base of nut; bracts ovate-lanceolate, ca. 1 mm, grayish brown tomentose, patent at rim of cupule. Nut ovoid, 1-1.3 × 0.8-1 cm, glabrous or apex glabrescent; scar ca. 4 mm in diam., slightly raised, stylopodium ca. 1.5 mm in diam. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Sep of following year.
2000-3500 m. W Sichuan, NW Yunnan [Myanmar]