Description from Flora of China
Quercus obovatifolia C. C. Huang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 16 (4): 75. 1978; Cyclobalanopsis meihuashanensis Q. F. Zheng; Q. meihuashanensis (Q. F. Zheng) C. C. Huang.
Trees or shrubs (2-)5-11 m tall. Petiole 2-8 mm, hairy when young, glabrescent; leaf blade narrowly obovate to oblong-elliptic, 2.5-6(-9) × 1.5-2.5(-3.5) cm, abaxially pruinose and loosely covered with stellate hairs but glabrescent, adaxially dark green, base cuneate, margin entire or apically slightly repand, apex rounded to sometimes shortly acute or shortly acuminate; midvein and secondary veins abaxially prominent, adaxially slightly impressed; secondary veins 5-8 on each side of midvein; tertiary veins abaxially obscure. Infructescences 1-2 cm, with 1-3 fruit. Cupules with a stalk 3-8 mm, bowl-shaped, 6-10 mm × (1.1-)1.5-2 cm in diam., enclosing ca. 1/3 of nut, outside grayish brown velutinous, inside grayish brown sericeous; bracts in 7-9 rings, margin of basal and apical ones denticulate, others dentate. Nut oblate to subglobose, 0.8-2 × 1-1.6 cm, glabrous; scar 5-8 mm in diam., flat; stylopodium persistent, umbonate. Fr. Nov.
* Broad-leaved evergreen forests on mountain slopes and peaks; 1600-1800 m. Fujian, Guangdong, S Hunan