Description from Flora of China
Maesa singuliflora H. Léveillé; Quercus fokienensis Nakai; Q. fooningensis Hu & W. C. Cheng; Q. ilex Linnaeus var. phillyreoides (A. Gray) Franchet; Q. lichuanensis W. C. Cheng; Q. myricifolia Hu & W. C. Cheng; Q. phillyreoides subsp. fokienensis (Nakai) Menitsky; Q. singuliflora (H. Léveillé) A. Camus.
Shrubs or trees to 10 m tall, evergreen. Branchlets slender, grayish brown pubescent, gradually glabrescent. Petiole 3-5 mm, pilose; leaf blade green, obovate, narrowly elliptic, or narrowly ovate, 2-6(-8) × 1.5-3 cm, glabrescent or midvein abaxially remaining pilose with age, base rounded to nearly cordate, margin glandular serrulate, apex mucronate to shortly acuminate; secondary veins 8-13 on each side of midvein; tertiary veins abaxially inconspicuous to evident but very slender. Female inflorescences 1-4 cm. Cupule cupular, 6-8 mm × 1-1.2 cm, enclosing 1/3-1/2 of nut; bracts triangular, ca. 1 mm, crowded, grayish pubescent except for apex. Nut ellipsoid, 1-2 × 0.5-1 cm; scar 3-4 mm in diam., flat or slightly raised; stylopodium ca. 1 mm in diam., easily broken. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. Sep-Oct.
Mixed mesophytic forests; 300-1200 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Japan, Korea]