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Quercus serrata (bao li)

Kingdom: Plantae
Superdivision: Spermatophyta 
Division: Magnoliophyta 
Class: Magnoliopsida 
Subclass: Hamamelididae
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae 
Genus: Quercus 
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

Red oak Leaves January

Red Oak leaf January

Red Oak trunk