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Lithocarpus floccosus

Description from Flora of China

Trees 7-10 m tall; young branchlets, petioles, and rachis of inflorescences densely floccose-tomentose. Petiole ca. 1 cm; leaf blade ovate to elliptic, 5-10 × 1.5-3 cm, papery, abaxially with minute scalelike glands and floccose-tomentose but glabrescent, base cuneate, margin entire, apex abruptly acute to shortly caudate and with a blunt tip; secondary veins 6-9 on each side of midvein, not fusing; tertiary veins abaxially inconspicuous. Inflorescences usually androgynous, 8-15 cm. Female inflorescence with cupules in clusters of ca. 3. Infructescences 5-9 cm; rachis ca. 2 mm thick. Cupule cupular, 1-1.5 cm in diam., enclosing 1/5-1/3 of nut, wall ca. 0.5 mm thick but basally × thickened; bracts imbricate, triangular, small, appressed, sparsely puberulent. Nut broadly conical, 1-1.5 cm in diam., ± white farinose; scar ca. 5 mm in diam., ± concave. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jul-Aug of following year.

* Broad-leaved evergreen forests with Ormosia, Schefflera, and species of Lauraceae; 400-700 m. Fujian, E Guangdong, S Jiangxi


 

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