Description from Flora of China
Quercus spathulata Seemen var. oxyphylla E. H. Wilson in Rehder & E. H. Wilson, J. Arnold Arbor. 8: 100. 1927.
Trees to 20 m tall, evergreen. Branchlets densely yellowish brown stellate tomentose, often finely striate. Petiole 0.5-1.5 cm, densely with yellowish brown stellate hairs; leaf blade ovate-lanceolate, oblong, or elliptic, 5-12 × 2-6 cm, stellate tomentose when young, abaxially pubescent with age, base rounded to cordate, margin apically with shallow teeth or entire, apex acuminate to shortly acuminate; secondary veins 6-12 on each side of midvein; tertiary veins abaxially slender, evident. Infructescence 1-2 cm, rachis pubescent, with 1 or 2 cupules. Cupule cupular, 1.2-1.5 × 1.8-2.5 cm including bracts, enclosing ca. 1/2 of nut; bracts linear-lanceolate, ca. 5 mm, yellowish brown tomentose, apex inflexed. Nut narrowly ellipsoid to ovoid, 2-2.5 × 1-1.4 cm, apex yellowish brown pubescent; scar 3-5 mm in diam., slightly raised; stylopodium ca. 1 mm in diam., easily broken. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Sep-Oct of following year.
* Mixed mesophytic forests; 200-2900 m. Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang