Quercus serrata (bao li)
Species: Quercus serrata
Common name: bao li
Quercus serrata is an East Asian species of trees in the beech family. It is native to China (including Taiwan), Japan, and Korea.
Quercus serrata is a deciduous oak tree reaching a height of 25 m occupying elevations from 100 to 2000 m. Leaves are up to 17 cm long by 9 cm wide, leathery, elliptical in shape, with serrated margins. Leaves are densely covered with trichomes when young becoming glabrous with age. Petioles are short (3 cm). Flowers are pistillate inflorescences from 1.5 to 3 cm long. Seeds are oval shaped acorns 1.7 to 2 cm long and take 1 year to mature. A cup with trichomes and triangular shaped scales covers 1/4 to 1/3 of the acorn. Bark is grey or reddish-brown with longitudinal furrows.
Quercus serrata is a oak of the John Goodwin Collection Te Henui. Red Oak January. Lat 39 3'36.674" S Long 174 5'36.563" E Datum WGS 84. October,
New leaves early October
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