Quercus gilliana Rehd. & Wils.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Quercus gilliana' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/quercus/quercus-gilliana/). Accessed 2019-12-15.

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acorn
Fruit of Quercus; a single-seeded nut set in a woody cupule.
apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
appressed
Lying flat against an object.
entire
With an unbroken margin.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Quercus gilliana' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/quercus/quercus-gilliana/). Accessed 2019-12-15.

A small evergreen tree up to 25 ft high, or a bushy shrub; young shoots brown, clothed at first with loose starry down. Leaves leathery, oval, or slightly obovate, rounded or slightly heart-shaped at the base, rounded at the apex, margins stiffly toothed on young plants, becoming largely entire on adult ones, 1 to 212 in. long, 12 to 113 in. wide, dark glossy green, sprinkled beneath when young with starry down; stalk 18 in. or less long. Fruits (which ripen the first year) borne two to four together on a short, stiff stalk, acorn-cup hemispherical, enclosing about half the acorn, downy inside scales appressed, triangular, clothed with yellowish-grey down.

Native of W. Szechwan and Yunnan, China; introduced by Wilson in 1910. This oak requires rather warmer conditions than exist in places like Kew.


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