Overview

Distribution

Gansu, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Trees or sometimes shrubs, to 15 m tall, evergreen. Young branchlets densely yellowish gray shortly stellate tomentose. Petiole 3-5 mm, densely yellowish gray tomentose; leaf blade elliptic, elliptic-lanceolate, or narrowly obovate, 2-6 × 1-2.5 cm, abaxially densely yellowish gray stellate tomentose, base rounded to nearly cordate, margin with spiniform scattered teeth from middle to apex, apex shortly acuminate; secondary veins 7-11 on each side of midvein, densely pubescent; tertiary veins abaxially inconspicuous beneath indumentum. Female inflorescences axillary on branches toward apex of tree; rachis yellowish brown tomentose; cupules 2 or 3. Infructescence with 1 or 2 cupules; rachis ca. 5 mm, densely yellowish gray tomentose. Cupule cupular, 5-8 mm × 1-1.5 cm, enclosing ca. 1/2 of nut; bracts elliptic, ca. 1.5 mm, imbricate, crowded, grayish tomentose except for reddish apex. Nut narrowly ellipsoid, 8-10 × 5-8 mm, apex yellowish gray tomentose; scar ca. 2 mm in diam., slightly raised; stylopodium ca. 1 mm in diam. Fl. May, fr. Sep-Oct.
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Diagnostic Description

Synonym

Quercus handeliana A. Camus; Q. ilex Linnaeus var. acrodonta (Seemen) Skan; Q. parvifolia Handel-Mazzetti (1925), not Bentham (1889) nor Small (1895).
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Type Information

Isosyntype for Quercus acrodonta Seemen
Catalog Number: US 800423
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Status verified from secondary sources
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): A. Henry
Year Collected: 1885
Locality: Hubei, China, Asia-Temperate
  • Isosyntype: Seemen, K. O. von. 1897. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 23 (Beibl.57): 48.
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Isosyntype for Quercus acrodonta Seemen
Catalog Number: US 802113
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Status verified from secondary sources
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): A. Henry
Year Collected: 1885
Locality: Hubei, China, Asia-Temperate
  • Isosyntype: Seemen, K. O. von. 1897. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 23 (Beibl.57): 48.
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Type fragment for Quercus parvifolia Hand.-Mazz.
Catalog Number: US 1271073
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Card file verified by examination of alleged type specimen
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): H. R. E. Handel-Mazzetti
Year Collected: 1915
Locality: Yangtse, Likiang., Yunnan, China, Asia-Temperate
  • Type fragment: Handel-Mazzetti, H. R. E. 1925. Kaiserl. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Kl., Anz. 62: 129.
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Ecology

Habitat

* Valleys and mountains; 300-2300 m.
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