Quercus lamellosa(Nepali:फलाँट, Falant) (syn. Cyclobalanopsis lamellosa) is a species of Quercus native to the Himalaya and adjoining mountains from Nepal east to southwest China and northern Thailand, growing at altitudes of 1300-2500 m.
It is a medium-sized to large evergreen tree growing to 40 m tall with a trunk up to 1.5 m diameter. The leaves are spirally arranged, ovate-elliptic, 16-45 cm long and 6-15 cm broad, with a sharply serrated margin. The flowers are catkins, the female flowers maturing into broad acorns 2-3 cm long and 3-4 cm broad, set in a deep cupule with concentric rings of woody scales.
Joseph Dalton Hooker commented,
- "The present is one of the commonest trees about Dorjiling, and is certainly by far the noblest species of Oak known, whether from the size of the foliage or acorns, the texture and colour, or the imposing appearance of the tree." .
- Flora of China: Cyclobalanopsis lamellosa
- Bean, W. J. (1976). Trees and shrubs hardy in the British Isles, 8th ed. John Murray.
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