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Castanopsis damingshanensis

Description from Flora of China

Trees 5-9 m tall. Branches glabrous. Petiole 3-6 mm; leaf blade ovate to broadly elliptic, 5-8 × 2.5-4 cm, leathery, concolorous, abaxially sparsely covered with a thin layer of small, yellowish, lamellate scalelike trichomes, base broadly cuneate, margin entire and subconvolute, apex obtuse, rounded, or mucronate; midvein adaxially flat but slightly raised from base to middle; secondary veins 7-10 on each side of midvein. Infructescences few fruited, glabrous; rachis ca. 5 mm thick. Cupule broadly ovoid, 2-2.5 cm in diam., outside and bracts puberulent and with scalelike trichomes, wall 1-2 mm thick; bracts spinelike, basal bracts with a few connected to cristate rings. Nut 1 per cupule, broadly conical, ca. 1.2 cm in diam., brownish pubescent; scar basal, ca. 1 cm in diam. Fr. Oct-Nov.

* Broad-leaved evergreen forests; 1100-1400 m. C Guangxi (Daming Shan)


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