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Cyclobalanopsis bella

Description from Flora of China

Quercus bella Chun & Tsiang, J. Arnold Arbor. 28: 326. 1947.

Trees to 30 m tall. Branchlets subangular, pubescent, glabrescent. Petiole 1-2 cm, glabrous; leaf blade oblong-elliptic to lanceolate, 8-15 × 2-3.5 cm, subleathery, adnate pubescent when young, glabrescent and grayish green with age, base cuneate and slightly oblique, margin apical 1/2 serrate, apex acuminate; midvein and secondary veins adaxially flat; secondary veins ca. 12 on each side of midvein and abaxially raised; tertiary veins abaxially slender, evident. Female inflorescences 1-2 cm; cupules usually 2 or 3. Cupule discoid, ca. 5 mm × 2.5-3 cm, covering base of nut, outside pale grayish brown puberulent and glabrescent, inside pale orangish brown sericeous, wall ca. 1 mm thick; bracts in 6-8 rings, margin irregularly denticulate. Nut oblate, 1.5-2 × 2.2-3 cm, pubescent when young, glabrescent; scar 1-1.4 cm in diam., depressed; stylopodium persistent, to 3 mm. Fl. Feb-Apr, fr. Oct-Dec.

* Wet forests in mountains and hills; 200-700 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan


 

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